A popular supermarket chain has helped communities in the North-east by donating surplus food over the Christmas period.
The Aldi supermarkets in Aberdeen and Ellon were two of almost 40 stores across the country to take part in donating food to local charities and food banks.
Stores donated their surplus unsold food on Christmas Eve, following applications from organisations, with 51 charities in Scotland benefiting from the initiative.
One organisation that took advantage of the scheme was the Powis Community Centre in Aberdeen, which used the food to create parcels for residents in the area.
Oliver King, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi, said: “Closing our stores on Christmas Day and Boxing Day is not only great news for our employees, who get to enjoy an extended rest over the festive break, but it also means we can give something back to the communities around our stores.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the interest from charities and food banks in Scotland, which shows just how important this kind of initiative is.
“We hope the food we have donated has made a real difference this Christmas.”