Qinetiq has commented on the evacuation of 15 members of its staff from St Kilda on Friday last week.
Personnel were airlifted by coastguard following extreme weather and damage to infrastructure on the island.
A QinetiQ spokesman commented:
“On Friday, 9th January, QinetiQ evacuated all its employees from the site at St Kilda, which the company manages on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, due to the extreme weather conditions.
“The safety of our people is our top priority, so as a precaution our 15 employees were airlifted from the island at around 3pm by the coastguard.
“There were no casualties, although the winds did cause damage to buildings and equipment. We will carry out a full assessment into the extent of the damage when conditions improve.
“Employees are now back at work in the Uists and a recovery plan is already in motion.”