Proud Ness organisers and volunteers are celebrating after scooping a top national award.
The annual event, initially set up by the Highland LGBT Forum, brings together the north’s LGBT+ community and supporters to raise awareness, to reduce isolation and to encourage inclusion and diversity.
Representatives recently attended the Proud Scotland awards ceremony in Glasgow, where the celebration was presented with the top prize in the community category.
Jess Taylor, of Proud Ness, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win this award so early in our journey as the main pride event for the Highlands.
“The award represents the work of both last year’s and this year’s team, and is really a joint effort in providing the Highlands with a pride event we can be proud of.
“For many of us, we can remember a time not so long ago when an LGBT+ event like this in the Highlands seemed an impossible dream.
“It is amazing to know that we have the support from the local community, businesses and Highland Council in making this an annual celebration.”
This year’s Proud Ness will be held on Sunday, July 21, in Inverness beginning with a march leaving from Crown Primary School through the city centre towards Bught Park.
There will be speeches, live music, a dog show, circus acts, stalls, food and drink, a funfair, inflatable city for children and more at the park.