The historic lighthouse at Duncansby Head is in the throes of undergoing a £265,000 upgrade.
Preparations were being finalised last night to refloat the cargo ship which has been stranded on rocks off Duncansby Head.
The crew of six on the freighter aground on rocks off Duncansby Head are hoping a renewed bid will be made to refloat the stricken vessel before the end of this week.
The crew of a Dutch cargo ship are facing a third night aboard their vessel which remains grounded on rocks in the Pentland Firth.
The body of a man has been recovered from a submerged car following a search by police divers at Duncansby Head, Caithness.
A huge air, sea and land search was mounted after a car plunged 200ft off cliffs and into the North Sea near one of Scotland's most famous landmarks.