Tributes have been paid to a former Inverness councillor after he died suddenly at the weekend.
Jim Crawford served as a councillor for Inverness South between 2007 and 2017 and played a part in efforts to protect the historic Culloden battlefield site from housing developers.
Highland Council convener Bill Lobban said: “I was truly saddened to hear that Jim had passed away as I have such fond memories of him in his last term in the council especially his involvement with planning.
“He was a man who always stood up for his community without hogging the limelight and I feel sure he will be sorely missed not just by his family and friends, to whom I extend my deepest sympathy, but also the wider community as they have lost a really stalwart supporter.”
Inverness provost Helen Carmichael said she was “forever grateful” to Mr Crawford, who served as an independent or non-aligned councillor during his two terms, for the support he had shown to her.
She said: “The sudden passing of our former colleague Jim Crawford has brought immense sadness to councillors and staff who served with him.
“On behalf of Inverness city Councillors we extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
“On a personal note I was immensely privileged, when in 2015 Jim helped make history and seconded the nomination by councillor Margaret Davidson to elect me as the first female provost of Inverness.
“I am forever grateful to Jim for his support shown to me.”