Schools on Speyside have been boosted by a donation of £25,000 worth of equipment to help pupils with online learning.
A shortage of laptops and tablets was raised during the initial weeks of the pandemic when classrooms were closed.
Now distillers William Grant and Sons have donated technology to schools in Moray to make sure every youngster can learn.
Pupils at Speyside High School as well as Aberlour, Craigellachie, Knockando, Mortlach and Rothes primary schools will benefit from the laptops and internet dongles.
Karen Lees, Moray Council’s quality improvement manager, said: “We know that future localised outbreaks of any sort, not just the current Covid-19, could result in blended or online learning being the default for some pupils.
“In order to future-proof our preparations for this, ensuring access to wifi connections and required technology is crucial.”
Sonya Warren, chairwoman of Moray Council’s children and young people’s committee, said: “We had been considering our programme of improving access to technology for learning prior to lockdown but the global pandemic accelerated the need for this support.
“For William Grant and Sons to step in and support Speyside families in this way is an extremely generous gesture and one that means we’re able to keep our families in some of the most remote parts of Moray connected.”
Kirsty Dagnan, William Grant and Sons’ Dufftown site leader, said: “Through this donation, we’re delighted to show our support for families across Speyside by ensuring students have access to the technology they need to continue learning remotely.”