The retailer Debenhams has expanded its business in Inverness by 35 new employees during the pre-Christmas season.

The chain – which has a branch at Eastgate Shopping Center – said it was the busiest time of the year.

The new employees will be on time for the Debenhams Black Friday campaign on November 29th.

Craig Barker, branch manager at Debenhams Inverness, said: "Our current team of colleagues is a testament to the local workforce, and we look forward to welcoming our new employees.

"At Christmas, 35 new employees joined us, and many of our colleagues who work for us during this period remain permanent employees. This is an important time in our hiring calendar and a great opportunity for those looking for a career in retail. "