5 January 2018
Shining laser beams onto hillsides could be used as a method of scaring white-tailed sea eagles away from flocks of sheep.
The technology is to be trialled in Argyll, an area where crofters and farmers have had issues with the raptors preying on lambs.
Scottish Natural Heritage said the trial would be "carefully monitored".
Argyll and Lochaber Sea Eagle Stakeholder Group's David Colthart said a contractor would carry out the work.
Lasers, which will be shone onto the hills and not directly at birds, are among potential new ways of deterring sea eagles from stocks of sheep, being considered by Scottish Natural heritage (SNH), and outlined by the agency last year.
Farmer and stakeholder group chairman David Colthart told BBC Radio Scotland's John Beattie programme that not all sea eagles were a problem.
However, he said some juvenile birds did prey on lambs.