A Scottish Independence debate organised by students at a Highland college resulted in a resounding Yes vote.
Students on the child health and social care national certificate course at West Highland College UHI in Fort William invited members of the public, staff and fellow students to hear Charles Kennedy MP and Dave Thompson MSP give their thoughts on the referendum.
After opening remarks by both guest speakers, students and around 70 members of the public had the opportunity to ask questions and the event ended with an informal poll of how those attending might vote in September.
There were 90 votes cast, with 63 voting Yes, 25 for No and two people saying they were undecided.
A spokesman for the students said: “As many of us are first time voters, we wanted more information to help us make the right decision in September.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and we wanted to be well informed.
“As part of our course, we also needed to organise an event involving the public. This seemed like a good way to achieve both aims.”