Archaeologists are trying to salvage what appear to be the remains of a prehistoric basket that was uncovered by the tide on North Uist.
The artefact was found in an area of shoreline where the sea has been eroding the land in the Western Isles.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said it was working with Historic Scotland to safely excavate the object.
Many well preserved ancient artefacts have been discovered at other sites on North Uist in the past.
In a statement, the comhairle said: “Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has confirmed that an archaeological find which appears to be a prehistoric basket has been uncovered by the tide in North Uist. Read more.