A retired diplomat who donated £600,000 to a Highland town has paid a visit to the children the money will benefit.
Henry Mackenzie Johnston, who lives in London, gifted the money to residents of Cromarty in the Black Isle.
The family of his late wife Marion Middleton has held links with the parish for generations.
He said: "I want people to have the kind of advantages I had when I was a wee boy in Edinburgh.
"My father had the sense to let me find my own way in life and he never tried to control me. I took all sorts of risks and I learnt a lot about life that way.
"I want children everywhere to have these opportunities. Nowadays it means it needs a bit of money.
"I inherited this money from my wife and I didn't need it, so I thought why not plough it back into Cromarty?"
Wanda Mackay, a youth worker, said: "It's just absolutely amazing. It's life-changing.
"It will be a fantastic opportunity to sustain things here in Cromarty, especially in this climate when it's so difficult to go out and get funding. It's truly amazing."
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