A Sutherland charity has won permission to install artwork beside a local beach.
The Silver Rock Foundation in Golspie wants to build a three part sculpture on land south-west of Shore car park, near the town’s Main Street.
The piece would include a life-size reclining figure looking east towards a circle of standing stones resembling old Pictish brochs found in the area. The highest stone would be 4ft tall.
A wooden avenue, made from timber recycled from Golspie pier, will lead to the sea.
The Silver Rock Foundation is a new charity which aims to give young people more confidence in the fields of art, music and sport.
They intend to run summer workshops with local youngsters as part of the sculpture project.
The statue would be created from local sandstone and located inside the re-landscaped enclosure formed by the walls of the former Shore Street house. The existing stonework would be conserved and unsightly paving and raised structures removed and replaced with a grassy landscape.
Throposals were granted consent by Highland Council planners this week under delegated powers.