Firefighters recently welcomed a local Highland army cadets battalion into Inverness Fire Station.
During the station visit 26 cadets from the Raigmore detachment were given a behind the scenes look at station facilities, the inside of a fire engine and shown how to work a hose.
The visit helps the cadets - aged between 12 and 18 - achieve one of the 10 levels needed to earn an Army Proficiency Certificate.
Inverness Station Manager Deryck MacKay said: “It’s great to be able to show the local cadets some of our equipment and how we work as a fire service.
“This will also give them some great knowledge and background on some of the work we do within the community.
“As an instructor at the cadets myself I hope this will inspire them – just like one of our new firefighter recruits Ashleigh Davison.“Ashleigh is now an adult instructor at the cadets after being part of the battalion in her teens”