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Skye otter charity gets Border Fine Art figurines

Otter. Pic: Environment Ministry of Ireland
Image caption The charity cares for orphaned and hurt otters

A charity that looks after orphaned and injured otters has been donated a collection of figurines that could raise up to £3,500 at auction.

Thirteen Border Fine Art ornaments depicting otters were given to the Skye-based International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) to help it raise funds.

The organisation will auction the figurines and other items on Saturday.

The IOSF said it had been told that the sale of the Border Fine Art objects could raise between £1,500-£3,500.

Ledgowan Lodge Hotel, in Achnasheen, Wester Ross, will host the auction.

Earlier this year, the IOSF installed reflectors at otter eye-level on a stretch of road in an effort to cut the number of the animals being killed by traffic at night.

The charity worked with Highland Council on the project at Lochluichart in Wester Ross.

It followed assessments that reflectors on a road on Skye had helped cut otter casualties.

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