The Antiques Roadshow will return to the north-east for the first time in more than a decade this weekend.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts will be waiting to give members of the public, who have dusted off their family heirlooms or dug out car boot bargains, free advice and valuations at Crathes Castle, near Banchory, on Sunday.
Robert Murphy, series producer, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors when we bring Antiques Roadshow to Crathes Castle.
“It’s more than 10 years since the Roadshow was last in Aberdeenshire so we’re looking forward to a bumper turnout and can’t wait to see what kind of cherished objects emerge.
“It’s a great free, family day out and you can see how we make one of BBC One’s most popular programmes.
“Our team of experts will be on hand to help visitors discover the hidden history of their objects – you never know, it might just be your item that turns out to be something very special and potentially very valuable.”
Last year, the programme celebrated four decades on the road with some “truly amazing finds”.
Ms Bruce said: “Can this year be even better than our last?
“We’ll have to go some way to top the most valuable Faberge ever seen on the programme, a correction to Darwin’s theory of evolution by the great man himself and one of the best collections of show business memorabilia ever seen by our experts.
“But I have every confidence we’ll do it and the thousands of people who come along to see us will pull some extraordinary things out of their bags, trolleys, suitcases, boats – and one year even out of a cart led by a dog. I can’t wait.”
Doors to the event open at 9.30am and close at 5pm.
Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.
Visitors can just turn up on the day but they can also share their stories about the special items they are bringing along using Share Your Story on the Antiques Roadshow website.