The first of two of the world's biggest offshore wind turbines been fitted into place near the Beatrice Field in the Moray Firth.
The turbine heads out to sea from the Cromarty Firth
The tower and its components were taken by barge from the former oil fabrication yard at Nigg, in Invergordon, on Sunday.
It has now been put into a jacket which secures it to the seabed.
The second turbine is due to be floated out from Nigg this week, however, the operation is dependent on fair weather.
A Scottish-based consortium led by oil firm Talisman and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) will test the deepwater turbines in a £35m pilot.
If successful, a full 200-turbine wind farm will be built 12 miles offshore.