Schoolchildren have taken part in an event to mark the upcoming dualling of a major road.
Transport Scotland hosted the event for nine Aberdeenshire schools at Meldrum Academy on Wednesday.
It is second year of the schools engagement programme for the A96 dualling east of Huntly to Aberdeen scheme.
Pupils were able to present their own projects to a judging panel from the government body and its design consultant AmeyArup.
Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, said: “Our schools engagement on our major road projects, including the A96 dualling programme is leaving a legacy for the future, training teachers to deliver a programme for pupils in local schools which helps them develop an interest in the STEM subjects.”