A consortium of businessmen has established a new firm in the Western Isles after the collapse of construction company UBC Group.
UB Hebrides will negotiate to complete contracts that had previously been secured by the UBC Group.
Former UBC chief executive James Pedrana is at the head of the new firm.
UBC Group, also known as Uist Builders, went into administration earlier this month leading to 240 job losses in Inverness, the Western Isles, Bathgate and Glasgow.
One branch of the UBC Group, Wyvis Roofing, was saved after it was bought by the former management team.
A spokesman for the UB Hebrides consortium told the Stornoway Gazette: "We are setting up this new company to support the former directors of the UBC Group and to establish a company that will be firmly rooted in the Western Isles.
"UB Hebrides will provide long-term employment by creating jobs for island based tradesmen and will help to stabilise the islands’ economy."
Mr Pedrana also told the newspaper: "This is a good opportunity – and it’s significant that this group of businessmen has recognised that the staff of the former UBC Group has a lot to offer.
"Our aim is to get back to work, win contracts and create jobs."