Local authorities across the north and north-east have been given more than £1million to try and boost youth employment.
The funding will go towards initiatives to develop vocational and employment programmes, strengthen links between schools and employers and help vulnerable groups become work ready.
Each council will take a different approach to boosting work-based training and funding allocations are based on need – existing employment levels.
Aberdeen City Council has been allocated £201,117, Aberdeenshire Council £400,295 and Argyll and Bute Council £137,234.
Highland Council has been given £362,484, Western Isles Council £53,286, Moray Council £126,425, Orkney Islands Council £40,931 and Shetland Islands Council £51,583.
The Scottish Government funding for 2014-15 has been put in place to support the implementation of recommendations set out in the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce.
Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training Roseanna Cunningham said the latest trends on youth employment were hugely encouraging but there was “no room for complacency”.
“We are committed to supporting more young women and men into jobs and published a new youth employment strategy in December,” she added.
“At the heart of our strategy is the report by the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce.
“We will continue to work closely with our partners in local government and business community on its implementation as part of a seven-year plan to create a new world-class system of work-based training that will work for both the economy and the job prospects of our young people.
“I am very pleased to be able to confirm funding for all of our local authorities that will give them additional resource to tailor activity to local need as we progress work to ensure all of Scotland’s young people have the best possible chance of success.”
A total of £6.5million is being shared by Scotland’s 32 local authorities.