Highland residents are being offered the chance to shape the region’s celebrations for the Queen’s Baton Relay.
The Commonwealth Games symbol will spend several days in the north this summer, including visits to John O’Groats, Thurso, Lairg, Tain, Dingwall and Aviemore.
A series of meetings have been organised by Highland Council to encourage community groups to work together to make the most of the occasion.
The first was last night in Wick. Further gatherings will take place today at 5.30pm in the Perrins Centre in Alness and at 7.30pm in Tain parish church hall.
The Ferrycroft Centre in Lairg and the Golspie Community Centre will host talks tomorrow at 4.30pm and 7.30pm respectively. On Thursday a meeting will be held in Aviemore Community Centre at 7.30pm.
The exact route and timings for the relay will be finalised and announced at the start of June.
The baton’s first appearance will be on Friday, July 4, in Aviemore, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Highland Council convener Jimmy Gray said: “This is the ideal opportunity for local community groups, schools, sports clubs, care homes, local businesses, staff and teams of volunteers to work together to ensure everyone remembers the day they saw the 2014 Commonwealth Queen’s Baton.”