'Coffee with a Cop' initiative launched in Inverness
Police in Inverness are hoping to strengthen community relations following the launch of weekly coffee mornings in the city.
The Coffee with a Cop initiative is held at The Bike Shed in Merkinch.
The coffee shop was opened last year in a joint partnership involving the King's Fellowship and the Methodist Church.
Manager Dave Saunders suggested the Coffee with a Cop idea after hearing about a similar scheme near Edinburgh.
Community constable Davie Grant said it offered an opportunity for members of the public to raise concerns over a free coffee.
He said: "In the main, we will probably be dealing with any youth-related issues in the area, i.e. underage drinking and issues related to drugs.
"Road safety is another issue that we deal with quite a lot in the community beats."
The weekly coffee mornings take place on Wednesdays between 11:00 and midday.