Makeover for Inverness's Artysans social cafe project

Artysans cafe worker and artwork Calman Trust trainee Denise Mclintock inside the new-look cafe

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A cafe being run as a precursor to what has been described as the UK's first social enterprise hotel has been given a makeover by 40 young artists.

Artysans in Inverness offers opportunities to disadvantaged young people to train alongside professionals from the hospitality business.

It is an early model for a planned £16m, 120-room, four-star hotel which could be opened in the city in 2014.

Highlands-based charities Albyn Housing and the Calman Trust are involved.

Elgin-based visual artist Lynne Strachan led the new cafe arts project called Urban v Nature.

Young people aged between 15 and 25, from places including Nairn and Tain, contributed.

Their artwork has been turned into a large scale vinyl graphic for the cafe's walls.

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