Police searching for a missing 16-year-old girl in Easter Ross have found a body.
Sixteen-year-old Moyra-Liz As-Chainey has not been seen since around 8.30am on Wednesday at her home in Edderton.
Northern Constabulary said a female body had been discovered at around 4pm in the wooded area where the search was being concentrated.
A major search involving 50 people had been ongoing since the teenager disappeared. It involved police, search and rescue dogs, coastguard and mountain rescue teams. The body has not been formally identified, but the search for Ms As-Chainey has been stood down and the teenager's family have been informed of the discovery.
Ms As-Chainey is a fifth year pupil at Tain Royal Academy and is due to sit her SQA exams in the summer.
School rector Donnie MacLeod earlier said he and his staff were assisting Northern Constabulary with their investigations.
Police said it was too early to say whether or not the death was suspicious.
A Northern Constabulary spokesman said on Friday night: "The search for Moyra has now been stood down and police would like to thank the public for their support throughout.
"A police family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family at this difficult time.
"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."