Work to protect around 600 properties at the south side of Inverness from flooding is due to be completed in around two months.
The fourth and final phase of the South West Inverness flood relief channel works is currently under way and due to be finished in November.
Work on the £16m project is being undertaken by contractor RJ MacLeod.
A spokesman for Highland Council said: “They are now working on a number of fronts to complete the installation of buried concrete box sections adjacent to Slackbuie distributor road and adjacent to housing at Upper Slackbuie.
“In addition they are completing the works on open channel constructions and the intake structure in Ault na Skiah Burn above Fairways Golf Course.”
The final phase of the flood relief channel lies between Old town of Leys and the Alt na Skiah Burn to the south of Fairways Golf course.
The 1.4km scheme intercepts four watercourses including Lochardil burn, Slackbuie channel, Slackbuie springs and Alt na Skiah burn.
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