The announcement of a visit by the Dalai Lama to Scotland has led to jammed phonelines at a theatre where he will give an address.
The spiritual leader will visit three Scottish cities this summer as part of a wider UK tour. He will speak at events in Dundee, Edinburgh and Inverness between June 21 and 24.
The Eden Court Theatre in Inverness has posted a message on its Facebook page letting people know of the large demand it is experiencing.
It said: "The huge demand for Dalai Lama tickets means that our phones are very busy, which is why some people may have experienced difficulty getting through.
"We have staff on every one of our box office phones and we are currently working to capacity. We advise that you keep trying and please be patient. You can also book tickets in person at our box office."
The Dalai Lama, born Tenzin Gyatso in Tibet in 1935, lives in exile in India.
He will also appear at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh and a spokesman said demand for tickets there had been "very high overnight, with few seats remaining".
Thubten Samdup, who represents the Dalai Lama, said: "This visit will be an opportunity for people across the UK to hear the message of this globally recognised spiritual and moral authority.
"His Holiness the Dalai Lama has called for this to be a century of dialogue and peace, urging youth to be the change they wish to see in the world.
"In particular, his message will encourage youth across the UK to seriously consider their unique potential as decisive catalysts for peace, able to bring to reality the better world they hope to inhabit."