A Moray charitable foundation will donate a prize to one of the top solo piping contests in the world.
The Ena and Gordon Baxter Trophy will be presented for the best young player from the Highlands and Moray at the Northern Meeting Piping Competition.
Held at Eden Court in Inverness, the event brings competitors from as far afield as USA and Australia, each hoping to land the prestigious Gold Medal or the Gold Clasp for past winners.
Now the Ena and Gordon Baxter Foundation are donating a trophy for junior players.
Previously, the organisation presented the award to the best young performance at the Highland Military Tattoo. However the event is not taking place this year.
It is one of two new trophies to be handed out at the Northern Meeting, with members of the armed forces being eligible for one donated in honour of the Lieutenant Colonel DJS Murray who died in January 2017.
Lt Col Murray was a soldier and piper and the trophy has been donated by his family.
Kay Jackson, manager of the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation said: “Junior piping and drumming has become increasingly more popular in the North East. It is great to see youngsters enjoying their involvement in safeguarding such an important part of our Scottish heritage for generations to come.
“Trustees are looking forward to hearing more from these young musicians at this year’s Northern Meeting and we are delighted to see this trophy be given a new lease of life.”
The Northern Meeting Piping Competition will take place at Eden Court Theatre on August 30 and 31.