A north museum has formed £250,000 plans to build an extension to show off more exhibits.
Dornoch Heritage Society runs the Historylinks musuem and typically attracts about 6,000 visitors every year.
It has been running for 21 years and is one of only three VisitScotland five-star visitor attractions in the nation.
But staff are only able to display fewer than 1,000 of the 12,000 items they have due to the limited space available.
Tomorrow, they will learn if a bid for £27,365 of Common Good funding to get the project off the ground has been successful.
Society chairman, Jerry Bishop, outlined the ambitious aims.
He said: “The extension would add 50% to the exhibition space, and enable us to put in a seminar room to offer bespoke heritage experiences for cruise visitors coming in from Invergordon for example.
“It would also enable us to ask the National Museum of Scotland to loan us back the famous Migdale Hoard of early Bronze age jewellery found near Bonar Bridge, and the remains of the young woman found inside the Spinningdale burial kist.
“It would be good to bring her back to where she lived and died.
“We could also display the original of the Charles I charter, creating the royal borough of Dornoch, of which we only have a copy at the moment.”
Local councillor Jim McGillivray described the museum as “a significant tourism attraction for the town and a repository for the soul of Dornoch and the area”.
Mr McGillivray added: “The extension is much-needed to the facility as they are running out of space and there are other things of importance that they would like to have on display in the proper conditions.”
Meanwhile, Dornoch Area Community Interest Company (DACIC) is looking for almost £40,000 towards its plans for a car and coach park as part of a “Project Curlew masterplan” to breathe new life into the town centre.
DACIC has purchased the land it needs to develop the scheme and has now started the push for funds of around £300,000 to provide space for 40 cars and six coaches.
The organisation says the car park will relieve parking congestion in the town square, enabling longer visitor stays and increased visitor spend, as well as creating a part-time job to manage it.
Sutherland councillors will consider the bids at tomorrow’s area meeting.