Caithness volunteers are dropping off 450 bags of gardening essentials to encourage families to embrace the outdoors.
Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG) has assembled the packs with help from volunteers and staff at Pulteneytown People’s Project in Wick, while Caithness Rural Transport has helped to deliver them to community groups.
CVG development officer, Yvonne Hendry, said: “I hope that people will find the packs fun and something that families can enjoy doing together.
“It is hoped that those households receiving one of these packs will find the contents stimulating, both physically and mentally, so that it helps wellbeing.
“In these uncertain times, gardens can offer a source of relaxation and tranquillity for everyone and there are many benefits to connecting with nature in such a positive way.”
High Life Highland’s green health project officer, Tania Alliod, co-ordinated the basic packs, with staff and volunteers from Inverness Botanic Gardens putting the gardening items together.
They include compost, pots, plant seeds, bird seed and bird identification sheets.
CVG has arranged bird feeders and gardening gloves to be added to the packs, along with bubbles for younger children.
The groups in Caithness that will be receiving them include Dunbeath and District Centre, Caithness Community Connections, Home-Start which helps families with young children, the Caithness Klics young carers project and community councils.