A team of 18 traditional apprentices is being sought to care for and preserve Scotland's historic buildings.
The group of 15 stonemasons, two electricians and a joiner are wanted by Historic Scotland to work on conserving its 345 sites across the country including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and the prehistoric village of Skara Brae.
The apprenticeships will last four years and will increase the number employed by Historic Scotland to 48. The body said the trainee positions will focus on learning traditional craft skills with on-site training and college courses.
David Mitchell, Historic Scotland's director of conservation, said: "These apprenticeships are quite unique in Scotland and we expect many young people to come forward to be considered for the roles.
"They not only offer the successful applicants an opportunity to learn a skilled trade but they open up many doors for future employment.
"Having employed some 48 apprentices over the last five years, this latest recruitment drive reinforces our commitment to investing in the next generation of our skilled trades people to conserve and maintain our estate, as well as delivering a workforce for the wider historic environment in the longer term."
The body said it is committed to nurturing traditional skills to ensure craft skills remain in the country.
The new apprenticeships come after a summit was held by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop last year to promote traditional trade skills.
Applications can be made at historic-scotland.gov.uk and the closing date is February 15.