A Moray playwright has been given a grant of more than £50,000 to take her show about a north-east fishing community on the road.
Morna Young, a self-professed “fishing quine” from Burghead, will tour Netting in the spring after being pledged the funding by development agency Creative Scotland.
Netting is written in Doric, and documents the lives of three women bereaved when an accident at sea claims the lives of a father and two sons.
The play was first staged at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree in February, and in Glasgow, where it was met with rave reviews.
In March it will begin a run of shows across Moray, Aberdeenshire and the Highlands and Islands, the details of which are still being finalised.
Producer Ms Young said she was “delighted” that the show had received the funding allocation vital to its aim to tour “relevant locations” across the north-east.
She added: “We’re all really happy about being able to take the show to Moray and surrounding parts of the north-east, we feel that this area is the home for the show.
“As a born and bred fishing quine from Burghead I grew up surrounded by amazing women, many of whom have experienced their own tragedies.
“Netting is a story of fishing widows trying to live their lives after a tragic event.
“It’s about real women, who are strong but flawed, and the play explores how grief changes their relationships.”
Netting is a co-production between Ms Young, director Allie Butler and the Banchory-based Woodend Barn arts company.
The play has been awarded £53,472 from Creative Scotland’s Open Project fund.
Ms Young’s debut play, Lost at Sea, was based on the death of her fisherman father while she was a child.
Donnie Young was dragged overboard off the coast of Norway in 1989 when he was 43 and his daughter was just five.
Ms Young developed Lost at Sea in tribute to him, and covers more than 40 years of life in the region’s fishing industry.
One performance of Netting, at Eden Court on Saturday March 19, has already been confirmed. A full schedule of tour dates and details will be unveiled next month.