Highlands and Islands university mace made in Edinburgh
A mace is being made for Scotland's newest university.
The ceremonial staff will be unveiled on 25 August at celebrations marking the creation of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
Silversmiths at Hamilton and Inches in Edinburgh are close to finishing the mace, which features ash wood, silver and gold.
UHI said the design symbolised the landscape and natural elements of the Highlands and Islands.
The university has a network of colleges and centres in the Highlands, Western and Northern isles, Moray, Argyll and Perthshire.