Coastguard crews have issued a safety warning after a blind dog died falling from a cliff.
Rescue teams were called out to prevent the owners of the dog attempting to find the dog themselves but its body could not be recovered.
The coastguard said dog walkers should be reminded to keep their pets on a lead when near cliffs after the Stromness lifeboat was called out, along with the Kirkwall and Stromness coastguard rescue teams.
A spokeswoman said: “They were sent out to stop the owners from going over themselves to try and rescue it.
“Unfortunately the dog had gone straight into the water and had died.
“There’s a safety note for owners walking their dogs on cliffs to keep them on leads.”