Staff have bid a fond farewell to a beloved city school as it closed its doors for the last time after more than 90 years.
In an emotional address, Torry Academy head teacher Jenny Cranna brought the community together for the closure of the historic school.
With some tears, cheers and a twist of the key, Jenny locked the doors for the final time.
The school, which opened in 1927, closed to pupils on Wednesday, but was open to staff for the remainder of the week.
After 30 years at Torry Academy, Jenny said: “It’s been a very emotional week especially for the build-up of when the doors would close for the final time.
“I think today has proved that we’re just one Torry family and that we all support each other through the happy times and the sad times.
“We just encourage and support the unity of Torry.
“The numbers are fantastic of those who turned out and people of all ages.
“There is something very special about Torry and the community that gets under your skin.
“The school and community has been so much a part of my life, it holds a special place in my heart. Even once the school closes, the feelings that I have will continue for the rest of my days.”
And former pupil Rhonda Scott was in the crowd.
The 54-year-old alumni said: “I started Torry in 1976 and the first thing I remember about Torry is the music and the happiness.
“It’s more than a school – it’s a family.
“The staff and the way they are with the children and the support that they get.
“I’m a teacher and I’ve taught at lots of schools and I also taught here.
“This is the best school I have ever taught at – never mind being a pupil.
“There’s nothing like that and you don’t understand until you come here.”
The school commissioned a commemorative tree sculpture to recognise its role in the Torry community over the last 10 decades.
The site will also retain its educational purpose with the construction of a new primary school which will include early learning and childcare facilities and a community hub.
John Wheeler, education operational delivery convener, said: “I am delighted to see so many people turn up and it speaks volumes of the impact the school has had on the local community.
“I hope that sense of community has a positive future in the new Lochside Academy and carries over.”
Kincorth Academy, which closed on Wednesday, marked its closure with an open day for former pupils and staff.
Pupils and staff from Torry and Kincorth will start at the new £47 million Lochside Academy on August 23.