A huge evening of celebration is being planned in Inverness for the arrival of the Olympic torch.
The torch is due to arrive in the Highlands as part of its 70-day journey around the UK next year.
The Olympic Flame will reach the Highlands on Saturday, June 9, and travel through Glencoe, Ballachullish, Fort William and Spean Bridge before travelling up the A82 to Fort Augustus, Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit and then into Inverness. The evening of entertainment will then take place at The Northern Meeting Park.
The following day the torch will be carried to John O Groats and on Monday 11th June it will leave Inverness and pass through Aviemore, Carrbridge and Grantown on Spey en route to Aberdeen.
Full details of the relay will be announced closer to the time, and people from across the area will be invited to take part.
Councillor Sandy Park, Convener of The Highland Council, said: “This is great news that the Highlands is to feature so prominently in the Olympic Torch Relay. I am sure the Highland public will turn out in large numbers to follow the torch’s journey.
“What a weekend we have in store as Rock Ness, the popular rock concert, and the World Mountain Biking Championships in Fort William are taking place at the same time.”
Provost Jimmy Gray, of Inverness, said: “This is the biggest sporting event to take place in the UK for 64 years and it is a great privilege for Inverness to be playing such a key part in the celebration of this memorable occasion.”