A veteran of mountain rescuer has officially opened the new permanent base of a Highland team.
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team’s headquarters at Dingwall Business Park was completed in March.
It gives the group a permanent base in the team’s eastern area as a secure garage for vehicles, a training room and stores.
The base was officially opened by Dave “Heavy” Whalley who served with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service for 36 years, leading the Leuchars and Kinloss teams, and taking part in more than 1,000 operations.
The Dundonnell group cover a massive area of the north Highlands, including some 40 Munros, taking in An Teallach, Glen Affric, Beinn Dearg, Ben Wyvis and the area known as the Great Wilderness around Fisherfield.
The team already has rescue posts at Dundonnell, Ullapool and Gairloch with vehicles.
The team of volunteers raised £185,000 to fund the new base which, for the first time in the team’s eastern area, provides a secure garage for vehicles, a training room and stores.
Team chairman Keith Bryers said: “We are finding it a great asset as a muster point on being called out by Police Scotland and for training events.”
The team also secured support from various other funders to help with the project.