The 70th anniversary of the Second World War Arctic convoys was celebrated by a Highland community on the West Coast of Scotland at the weekend.
Residents of Loch Ewe hosted a special ceremony to honour those who battled through one of the most prolonged and bitter campaigns of the war.
Codenamed Operation Dervish, the Arctic convoys took vital supplies to the UK's Soviet allies for the duration of the war, delivering them to the ports of Murmansk and Archangel in the north of Russia from September 1941 until December 1944.
Over 3000 seamen died making what Winston Churchill referred to as "the worst journey in the world."
The route the convoys took was particularly hazardous not only due to the weather and the dangers of drifting icebergs, but also because of the close proximity of German forces in occupied Norway.
From September 1942, Loch Ewe in Wester Ross was used for marshalling the convoys of merchant ships and their Royal Navy escort vessels.
This base was classified a "safer option" as it was a deep water north facing inlet tucked away in a remote location far from the main naval base at Scapa Flow in Orkney.
On Saturday, a service marking the 70th anniversary of the Arctic convoys was held at a memorial overlooking Loch Ewe that commemorates those who died.
Veterans from across the UK and other parts of the world took part, as well as representatives from the Russian and Norwegian embassies and the Royal Navy.
The guests met with locals, who played a role on the ground during the campaign to share their memories of the time.
The weekend also saw the launch of the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum project, which intends to create a museum marking the significant contribution made by the Highland community to pivotal international events during World War Two.