Community organisations in Ardersier and Fort Augustus have received a funding boost from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All Scotland.
Ardersier War Memorial Hall Association has recently received £10,000 to purchase equipment and pay for coaching for activities in their hall.
And Feis Gleann Albainn has received £7,913 to provide opportunities for people of all ages get involved in traditional music and arts for the local community in Fort Augustus in the Highlands.
The group will use their award of £7,913 to buy portable staging that can be easily transported to various venues throughout the region.
Highland MP Danny Alexander said: “I’m delighted that both Feis Gleann Albainn in Fort Augustus and the Ardersier War Memorial Hall Association are to receive grants. Both are very worthwhile community projects and fully deserve this funding boost.
“I also want to congratulate Awards for All for their good work across Scotland. Their grants help support many important community projects and organisations.
“Well done to all those who’s applications have been successful. I am very much looking forward to seeing the new equipment in action.”
Councillor Kate Stephen, Culloden and Ardersier, said: “The War Memorial Hall committee have been working hard for years to improve the hall. The successes they have achieved are remarkable – the hall looks great. This Awards for All funding will help to ensure the hall is best used for the community”
An Awards for All spokeswoman said: “All of these grants are a great way to show the variety of projects that can be funded through Awards for All. We are always surprised at the difference a relatively small amount of money can make in communities across Scotland. We wish all of these groups the best for the festive season and the future.”