A Lossiemouth charity which provides access to surfing and swimming for disabled young people has been congratulated in Scottish Parliament after it secured a £100,000 award.
Friendly Access was recently granted the cash award by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The charity aims to offer disabled people the chance to sample the excitement of taking to the waves at the town’s beach.
Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has now put forward a motion in Scottish Parliement celebrating the organisation’s success.
He said: “Friendly Access works on behalf of people with hidden disabilities and mental health conditions, notably autism.
“Very often people with hidden disabilities can find themselves excluded from activities such as sport.
“Through its work, Friendly Access provides access to adventure sports such as swimming and surfing and, in doing so, opens up a wonderful range of experiences for people who might otherwise miss out.
“Hopefully this award will allow them to extend their provision and that is surely worth celebrating.”