A Skye kirk has received a major funding boost towards essential repairs.
Kilmuir and Stenscholl Church of Scotland, in north Skye, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the repair of Staffin church.
The project aims to bring the church back into use after being closed last year on safety grounds.
Funding of £25,400 has been awarded to the church to help progress their plans to apply for a full delivery grant at a later date.
The building is a grade B listed building with links with Thomas Telford and has a close association with the local Gaelic community and its heritage.
Rev John Murray, the local parish minister, said: “We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this initial support.
“The rhythm of public worship has been a feature of this building for the past 187 years, and it’s great to know that we are now a step closer to preserving this heritage for the community.”