Delegates from organisations involved in tackling socio-economic challenges across Europe are visiting the Highlands.
The trip is part of a three-day gathering of representatives of the Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs (SuNSE), which is taking place in Inverness and Sutherland and began yesterday.
The network comprises organisations from Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Ireland, France, Wales, England and Scotland.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), which is hosting the event, has organised fact-finding visits to a number of social enterprises in the region, including Velocity Cafe and Blindcraft in Inverness and Falls of Shin in Sutherland.
Helen Lavery, senior project manager at HIE, said: “We are delighted to host the European delegation and look forward to showing them some our region’s social enterprises.
“We will discuss key challenges and opportunities that social businesses can offer from creating jobs to uniting communities. The visit gives us a great opportunity to hear about other countries’ experiences.”