Four writers from the Highlands and islands have received prestigious awards for new talent.
They have nominated in the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards.
Nominated in the fiction and narrative non-fiction category was Laura Morgan, a project manager from north Sutherland and Sully Huband, a full-time writer from Shetland.
Lydia Harris, a retired English teacher was nominated for poetry and Christine Laurenson, a social worker from Shetland was honoured for children’s and young adult fiction.
The four are among ten recipients who will all recieve a £2,000 cash award and support tailored to their needs, including mentoring from writers and industry professionals, training in public relations, social media and performance and the opportunity to showcase their work to publishers and agents.
The awards also include a week-long retreat at Moniack Mhor near Beauly.