The achievements of scholars across the Highlands in the toughest of times are being celebrated with the illuminating of the Ness Bridge.
Highland Council committed their support to the Shout for Students campaign by allowing it to be lit-up from noon yesterday.
The campaign is being led by the Highlands and Islands Student Association (Hisa) in an effort to ensure students and tutors are still celebrated for their hard work, despite the cancellation of graduation ceremonies due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Hisa president Florence Jansen, said: “I’m so pleased that Highland Council has shown their support for our graduates by lighting up the Ness Bridge in honour of Shout for Students.
“Graduations are a major milestone for many and, although we’re currently unable to provide physical ceremonies, we hope this digital campaign shows our appreciation of our students’ hard work throughout this time.
“I look forward to seeing images of our students’ at-home celebrations across the summer and wish everyone leaving the University of the Highlands and Islands the best of luck for their futures.”
As part of the campaign, students who graduate this summer have been asked to share images of their own personal celebrations under the #ShoutForStudents hashtag.
Leader of Highland Council, councillor Margaret Davidson, said: “Lighting Ness Bridge is a lovely, visible sign of support.”
It is hoped physical graduation ceremonies will still take place later this year, with September likely to be the earliest opportunity.