A Highland MSP has welcomed a community vote in favour of buying 74 acres of woodland which could help boost the local economy and create jobs.
People in the Invergarry area now hope to purchase the Old Forest Depot and woodland after the ballot which showed support from 89% of respondents.
The ballot was run by Glengarry Community Woodland steering group, which was set up to consider whether it would be possible to buy the land which Forestry Commission Scotland is offering the community under its land scheme.
The woodland site, near the village hall on the A87 Invergarry-Kyle road, is valued at £200,000.
The application is being submitted today along with a draft management plan.
Suggestions for the land include a skate park, arts and crafts units, a mountain biking centre, other outdoor activities, and building a couple of affordable houses.
But initial funding is required for a feasibility study in order to narrow down the options.
Dave Thompson, MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, said: “The Scottish Government is committed to on-going land-reform and Glengarry being able to take advantage of this exciting opportunity for community purchase is another successful example of this.
“Having already written to Glengarry Community Woodland offering my support, it is pleasing to see that the ballot has resulted in such a resounding success and I hope that this result will encourage interested financial backers to assist with the community project.
“The purchase of this woodland will be a massive boost to the whole community as it will create jobs, enjoyment and renewed interest in the area.”