Work has started on the vast £46m project for new homes on Perceval Road, Stornoway.

The project includes a 52-bed care home, 50 extra-care units, and 74 houses (58 for rent and 16 for purchase through the shared equity scheme) and is due for completion by autumn 2022.

The project has been developed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Hebridean Housing Partnership with funding assistance from the Scottish Government at an estimated total cost of £46m.

The project forms a significant part of the implementation of a review of care facilities on the island and of the Local Housing Strategy, specifically the provision of affordable housing in Stornoway.

The official launch of the project will take place next week and MSP Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, is expected to be in attendance to carry out the ceremonial turf cutting.