Work has started on a £2.1 million project to renovate the jewel in the crown of Buchan.
National Lottery funding
The Camanachd Association has received more than £9,000 in funding to help sustain the future of shinty across the north.
An ambitious eco-tourism initiative aiming to get the population of Nairn out into the brisk fresh air is set to be rolled out across the town following a £7,000 Lottery cash injection.
Community groups across Scotland are to receive a share of more than £750,000 worth of National Lottery funding.