A fundraising dinner in Inverness has raised £1,500 for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.
The total amount was revealed as the country suffered a second tremor yesterday, registering 7.3 on the Richter Scale.
The charity meal, at Sam’s Indian Cuisine Restaurant, on Monday night attracted around 100 guests.
Organiser Aunal Gautam said that the money raised would go to help victims in the devastated country immediately.
He added: “We are really grateful to Sams Indian Restaurant who kindly supported our mission and we are equally grateful to our valued friends from the Highlands.
“The money raised here would go to the victims straight away, for this we have worked out with a Dumfries and Galloway-based NHS GP Dr Sudeep Khadka who is already in Nepal and is providing necessary medicines, food and money to the breast feeding mothers, pregnant women and children living in the villages of Bhaktapur, Lamjung and Sindhupalchowk districts.
“These villages are out of contact from the main emergency response effort of many donors and governments mainly because of poor transportation system. Dr Khadka has set up a rescue team in those area and is providing basic medical services to these vulnerable people.”