Crafty Christmas fun with countryside rangers
The High Life Highland countryside rangers in Caithness have had a busy time working with children and families over the past few weeks making Christmas decorations and crafts from natural or recycled materials.
A Golspie Library workshop made mini-Christmas trees and reindeer, while wooden Santas were created at a Wick Library event.
The event at Newtonhill Community Woodland, near Wick, was a "Build a Snowman" session where children collected wooden items hidden around the woodland site and made a wooden snowman in the comfort of the cosy croft cottage.
Marina Swanson, High Life Highland ranger and organiser, said: “It is very important for the children to learn that they can make beautiful gifts and crafts from natural materials and they don’t have to buy expensive gifts.
"Each creation was truly unique and the children expressed their own artistic flair. There is so much waste at this time of year, it is a great way to promoting the reduce, recycle and reuse message in a fun and positive way.”