By Roz Macaskill

Sparks fly in the wood-fired oven, as another of Cafe Sia's trademark pizzas bubbles to perfection.

The Broadford-based cafe has been delivering Scottish food with an Italian twist to the island since 2014 – and cafe director, Tom Eveling, says 2018 will be a year of exciting changes.

Part of those changes include a drive to make the cafe more eco-friendly. Solar panels will be introduced to heat water and the arrival of an induction hob will reduce the amount of gas consumed.

Tom plans to add a further aspect to the business – one that will combine pizza with accommodation. Tom states: “I stay in Broadford and I am planning to turn a bothy, in my back garden, into a place to stay. It will be able to sleep one to two people and anyone who stays beyond two nights will get a free pizza!”

Further improvements will be made to the cafe's interior – including a redesign of the tables. And, for those who want takeaway pizza on a rainy day, a shelter is planned for Siaway customers.

As the sparks settle in the oven, the mouthwatering pizza is lovingly served – with the hungry recipient ready to be transported on an Italian flavour-journey, right here in the Isle of Skye.