Military veterans and their bereaved families could benefit from a scheme to help first-time buyers in the property market.
The Scottish Government is investing £13 million into a shared equity programme which allows buyers to spread the cost.
Priority groups eligible to apply include people who rent a property from either a council or housing association, members of the armed forces and veterans.
Widows, widowers and other partners of service personnel killed in action can also apply.
Housing minister Keith Brown, a former Marine, said: "With mortgages harder to access, we are committed to doing all we can to help people on low to moderate incomes across Scotland get on the property ladder where this is affordable for them.
"These schemes also help our brave armed forces and veterans secure a roof over their heads.
"It is important that people who have served this country with distinction should have access to this type of assistance.
"Scotland's housebuilding industry has been through tough times. This investment offers good value for money for taxpayers and buyers, and it also helps the economy by helping kick-start more housebuilding and sustain construction jobs.
"As well as delivering at least 30,000 affordable homes over the course of this Parliament, we are also helping people overcome the need for high deposits through our mortgage indemnity scheme, which will launch in the near future."
The shared equity scheme allows the buyer to take a majority share while the government pays the remainder. When the property is sold, the government receives the value of its percentage share back.