Highland villagers who built their local primary school have had their efforts recognised on the national stage at a recent awards event.
Construction of Strontian Primary School on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula was financed by the local community in 2018. It is believed the enterprise is the first of its kind in Scotland.
It was built after Highland Council had proposed making improvements to the old school, before locals took it upon themselves to create their own school building.
The £900,000 building has been designed in such a way it can be converted into affordable homes if it is no longer needed in the future.
Almost two years on, the project has now received national recognition after being awarded the top prize in the Scottish Civic Trust’s “my place” awards.
Chairwoman of the Scottish Civic Trust, Sue Evans, said: “Yet again the ‘my place’ award winner shows just what can be achieved when local people come together to improve their place be it for education, health and wellbeing or community economic development.
“It is wonderful to celebrate these projects which I hope will inspire other communities to take action too.”
The awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality and are supported by the Scottish Government.