The Prince of Wales has met lifeboat crew who helped search for four airmen whose Tornado jets crashed earlier this month.
On a visit to Wick lifeboat station, he also met sea cadets, coastguard volunteers and fishermen.
Three airmen were lost in the crash over the Moray Firth in the north of Scotland on July 3.
Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole, 28, died in hospital while the remains of Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey, 26, and Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders, 27 were recovered from the water later in the month. A fourth crewman is still being treated in hospital.
Prince Charles also visited Wick Harbour, meeting representatives of the Harbour Authority, and the offices of North Highland Initiative which is organising the Wild North Festival to raise awareness and appreciation of the area's cultural heritage and creativity.
He went on to visit Sibster Farm in Wick where he met farmer Dennis Nicolson and viewed the livestock and dairy buildings.
Earlier he officially opened historic flagstone cottages which have been restored by his regeneration trust. Built in the late 19th century, the two cottages are the last surviving pair of largely unaltered former flagstone quarry workers' cottages in Castletown, Caithness.
They had lain empty since the 1960s and The Prince's Regeneration Trust bought them in 2009. Built from discarded flagstones, they were restored using traditional material and techniques.
The cottages will be used as a base for Charles's charities working in the area and will also be available as a holiday let from September.
Ros Kerslake, chief executive of The Prince's Regeneration Trust, said: "To have let these distinctive buildings just disappear from the local landscape would have meant losing the rich heritage for future generations to enjoy.
"This project exemplifies what can be delivered through close working with the local community, and we are particularly delighted to have the help and advice of the Castletown Heritage Society and the support of the Highland Council."