A charity abseil at a historic castle later this month in aid of sick children in the Highlands has already topped £10,000.
Nearly 100 people have signed up for the event at Dunrobin Castle on Saturday, May 25, organised by the Archie Foundation.
With just under two weeks to go, the official charity of the Highland Children’s Unit is hoping the event will be a sell-out and funding tally will continue to rise.
There are limited spaces left and those with a head for heights – or those looking to overcome their fears – are being encouraged to sign up.
This year, organisers are also hoping participants don fancy dress for the occasion.
Dawn Cowie, fundraiser for Archie Highland, said: “To reach £10,000 is absolutely fantastic.
“Hopefully our abseilers can build on this and raise even more money for sick children.
“All money raised will benefit youngsters in the Highlands and I want to thank everyone who has signed up or donated money.”
Taking part is Susan Andrew, 35, from Thurso, who will scale down Dunrobin Castle in honour of her three-year-old daughter Lois, who was born five weeks premature and weighing just 4lbs 3oz.
The “miracle girl” was initially in Raigmore Hospital’s special care baby unit (SCBU) unit, in Inverness, before being flown to Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital with oxygen problems – leaving the parents unsure if she would survive.
As the youngster continues to defy the odds, primary school teacher Susan is eager to give back to those who helped save her daughter’s life by raising hundreds of pounds in donations for the unit’s official charity, the Archie Foundation.
Susan said: “Since Lois’s time in hospital I’ve always wanted to give back to the hospitals who have helped her.”
The mother-of-two has so far raised more than £400 for the children’s charity, which remains close to her heart.
Anyone looking to secure one of the few remaining slots should register online with Archie Abseil Highland.