More than £350,000 has been awarded to a group of 11 Scottish crofters to help build or improve their homes.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing announced the latest tranche of funding through the Croft House Grant Scheme.
“We know that more people, particularly young people, want to live and work in our remote and rural communities and that rural depopulation threatens the long-term sustainability of these communities,” said Mr Ewing.
“If these communities are to be preserved, we need to ensure the availability of good-quality housing to help attract and retain more people in these communities.
“I believe this latest award of £369,700 will make a real difference to the successful applicants and their families.”
He said since its inception in 2007, the scheme had provided more than £20 million to help crofters improve or build new homes.