North-east residents are to get the chance to watch the construction of a £300 million offshore windfarm as part of an event being held by the company behind the scheme.
The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) is currently under construction in Aberdeen Bay.
It will boast 11 turbines and aims to provide clean energy.
Vattenfall is behind the project and is now set to host a family turbine spotting event on May 12.
The event, which will take place at Balmedie Country Park, will give visitors the chance to see the construction, as well as join in with a range of activities, and quiz the project team about the development.
Natalie Ghazi, Vattenfall’s local liaison and project communicator for the EOWDC, said: “This promises to be a fun-filled day for all the family and we would urge anyone can make it to come along.
“People will be able to try their hand at windmill craft and kite flying, while enjoying refreshments and a community art session hosted by popular local artist Shelagh Swanson at the Sand Bothy.
“On top of that, our community partners will lead a beach clean, provide beach access for wheelchair users and offer face-painting.
“Everyone will be able to learn about the innovative technologies of the EOWDC from members of the project team and there may even be a live turbine installation people can view.
“Through this event, we want to celebrate the EOWDC and the benefits we believe it will bring to local communities for years to come.”
The Aberdeen Bay development, which will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility and will trial next generation technology, has been hit by delays – including legal challenges from Donald Trump who claimed the turbines would ruin the views from his golf course at Balmedie.
Earlier this month the first of the 11 turbines was installed.
Once finished, the offshore windfarm is expected to generate the equivalent of 70% of Aberdeen’s domestic electricity demand.
The event next month will run from noon to 4pm.