A pack of robotic “dogs” could help in Scotland’s largest nuclear clean-up and demolition project.

Dounreay on the north Caithness coast, near Thurso, is in the process of being decommissioned and shut down.

The site is working with Cumbria-headquartered Createc on trials of a robotic quadruped called Spot for possible use in hazardous areas.

The tests could eventually lead to the deployment of more of the robots at the nuclear power complex.