Nearly 400 school pupils gathered at the Tivoli theatre to celebrate a project that saw youngsters designing their ideal shop for Union Street.
Pupils from six primary schools – Albyn, Heathryburn, Skene Square, Kittybrewster, Middleton Park and Robert Gordon’s College – were guided by experts from Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment and from the Aberdeen Society of Architects.
Their ideas ranged from a music shop offering on-site tuition to a “Pixel Cafe” – a gaming centre – to a shop where you could create sweets with any flavour.
The project was run as part of Union Street Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, supported by Aberdeen City Council and other organisations.
Councillor Marie Boulton, spokeswoman for the city centre masterplan, said: “Our young people responded brilliantly to the task and the huge variety of designs show what’s possible.”
A selection of the designs will go on display at Aberdeen Arts Centre from next Tuesday until December 9.