Portree High School's Ester Strachan's love of life and determination to succeed against the odds has been rewarded.
For the youngster from Ashaig, Breakish has been chosen as this year's Lord Lieutenant's Special Award winner.
At the Lord Lieutenant’s Youth Award Presentations, held in the Strathpeffer Pavilion, Ester was among over 70 young people nominated in various categories, many drawn from Skye as well aso Plockton, Gairloch and Ullapool.
The nominations are for young people aged between 11 and 18 and come from all over my Lieutanancy area of Ross, Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh. Most of those nominated were able to attend the presentations together with 2 guests and those who nominated them.
However, announcing the special award winner, Lord Lieutenant for Ross, Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, Mrs Janet Bowen, said: "I had the privilege of reading every nomination submitted, each of which is an individual story of hard work, dedication, determination and joy in achieving great results.