Possible evidence of a medieval Norse parliament meeting place may have been found at an archaeological site in the Highlands.
A geophysical survey of Thing's Va Broch near Thurso has found "faint features" that may relate to activity associated with the meetings.
The site of an Iron Age broch, a stone-built roundhouse, takes it name from "thing", meaning a Norse meeting place.
Archaeologists will now carry out small-scale excavations this month.
The public can take part in the digs, which form part of the Caithness Broch Project and its year-long Caithness Broch Festival.
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