A charitable trust which continues the legacy of a pair of Moray soup magnates has ladled out its latest round of donations.
The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation manages funds bequeathed by the business couple behind the Fochabers-based Baxters food empire.
Twice a year, it awards funding to groups across the north and north-east – and yesterday organisers split £50,000 between its newest beneficiaries.
Cantraybridge College, at Croy near Inverness, emerged as the biggest winner – landing a £15,000 cash boost.
Set up in 1994, Cantraybridge was Scotland’s first specialist college and provides rural skills training for disabled and autistic people.
Its social enterprise manager, Sarah Burton, said the money would help the college develop new classroom space and build a garden and a pond.
Charity bosses sifted through more than 50 application forms before deciding on 21 worthy causes to receive funds.
Elgin Lawn Tennis Club was awarded £5,000 to help upgrade its weathered facilities.
An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway was granted £1,340 and the Fly Cup catering initiative in Inverurie was awarded £2,000.
Foundation trustee Margaret Stenton encouraged other groups to apply for the next round of funding, to be decided in March.
More information is available at www.gordonandenabaxterfoundation.com