Police Scotland has welcomed the conviction of Paul Cannop who has been found guilty of killing Paul Fairweather, 32, in Thurso last year.
The 25-year-old was found guilty of murder following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow which concluded on Tuesday.
Mr Fairweather died after he was attacked by Cannop at a property on Holburn Avenue in Thurso on Tuesday November 27, 2018.
Detective Inspector Brian Geddes of the Major Investigation Team said: "A young man's life was needlessly cut short and our thoughts remain with Paul Fairweather's family during this difficult time.
"I hope that today’s conviction provides some level of closure for them.'
"I would also like to thank members of the local community in Thurso who assisted our enquiries at the time."
Cannop is due to return to court in September for sentencing.