Plans for a centre for Gaelic music, dance and cultural heritage in South Uist have won the backing of the Scottish Government.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has confirmed that £1million will be given to the Cnoc Soilleir project.
Cnoc Soilleir is a partnership project between Ceòlas Uibhist and Lews Castle College UHI and is expected to have an economic benefit as well as helping Gaelic culture on South Uist.
Mr Swinney said: “The establishment of a multi-functioning Gaidhlig education and arts centre in Uist will create over 40 full-time equivalent jobs in the coming years and generate significant benefits for the local economy.
“It will also secure a sustainable future for Gaelic in the area, in line with this government’s commitment to supporting the language in communities and in education at all levels across Scotland.”