A whistleblower who complained of a racist and misogynistic culture in a Scottish Government agency claims she was taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues.
DeeAnn Fitzpatrick said the restraint took place during years of bullying and harassment at Marine Scotland's Scrabster office.
The fisheries officer has taken her case to an employment tribunal and claims she was taped up as a warning to keep quiet.
The photograph, said to have been taken by one of the two men allegedly responsible, was obtained by BBC Scotland.
Ms Fitzpatrick, 49, a Canadian national, said the incident happened in 2010 as a result of her speaking out about a threatening and misogynistic culture at the quango’s office in Scrabster, on the north coast of Scotland.