Seventy years after Italian prisoners of war first arrived in Orkney, their legacy continues on the remote islands.
More than 1000 prisoners of war were transported to the islands in February 1942 after they were captured by the Allied Forces at Tobruk and Benghazi.
They were transported to Orkney to help with vital construction work and housed in three PoW camps on the islands of Lamb Holm and Burray.
The prisoners were put to work on construction of the Churchill Barriers, built to protect the strategically vital naval anchorage of Scapa Flow from attack by German submarines.
In an alien environment far from home the PoWs converted two Nissen huts on Lamb Holm into a simple, but lovingly-crafted chapel.
John Muir, of the Italian Chapel Preservation Committee, said: "I do have memories of them. After they capitulated they were then given their freedom really and visited the farms and played football with the local teams. They integrated quite well with the local folk.
"They had been building the barriers and working in the quarries hacking the stones. The ones I met all spoke so highly of how they were treated.
"Although prisoners they were not badly treated here."