An enclosed play area for a teenage pupil with learning difficulties and autism, which was described as a "cage" by his MSP, has been removed.
The 18-year-old's parents raised funds for a safe play area at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway, on Lewis.
"I believe that 'cage' is a reasonable description” said Alasdair Allan Western Isles MSP
However, SNP MSP Alasdair Allan said the parents were "deeply upset" to see what had been constructed.
Western Isles Council - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - said it wanted to apologise unreservedly to the family.
Norman MacDonald, vice chairman of the policy and resources committee, said the enclosure was the result of a communication breakdown between staff and the supplier.