A memorial tree in memory of stillborn babies has been created in Inverness in a bid to bring comfort to grieving parents.
Set up in the city’s Floral Hall, the Tree of Tranquility gives parents the opportunity to carve their child’s name on copper leaves as a permanent memorial.
Susan Simpson, who started the project, said: “Many parents rarely have anything to mark that their babies have been here, and many of us didn’t have funerals for them and don’t have a grave we can go to.
“So the tree is very important to mark that our babies have existed.”
The tree also holds leaves that relate to some babies born in the 1950s
A special ceremony to mark the opening of the project will be held on Saturday, with plans already being drawn up to start a Tree of Tranquility in Oban and Fort William.