A charity knitting event was held at the weekend to support families affected by the loss of a baby.
The knit-a-thon was held at the Rockfield Centre in Oban, with participants creating clothes, blankets and other items for babies who die at any stage of pregnancy, or during or after birth.
Saturday’s event was organised by SiMBA – Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal – which is a charity that works throughout the UK to help people affected by the loss of a baby.
Susan Simpson, of Oban, who suffered the heartache of losing two babies, is the charity’s Highland ambassador.
Mrs Simpson, who has been involved in setting up support groups for bereaved families in Inverness, Oban, Lochgilphead and Fort William, said the event had been a huge success.
The charity had set a target of 1,000 items and, although they have not been counted yet, she believes they may have achieved it.
Mrs Simpson said: “We had around 15 knitters over the course of the day, who were knitting a mixture, of teddies, blankets, baby nests, booties and tiny hats.
“We also had people who had been knitting before the event handing in items and I have more to collect from people who were unable to come along.
“It was a very emotional day. Some of the people there had never experienced the loss of baby and those that had shared their experiences very openly and honestly.”
Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara tried his hand at knitting a teddy during the event.
Mrs Simpson thanked Mr O’Hara for doing his bit – both by having a go at knitting and promising to support the charity.