A North-east councillor has set up a campaign to allow people in the region to showcase their goods.
Councillor Geva Blackett, who represents Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside in the Aberdeenshire Council area, would like to see more items made and bought in the area.
She has set up several events which will allow businesses from the Marr area to sell their goods.
Cllr Blackett said: “Not enough people are buying and making locally so I think a campaign like this might help. It will give businesses in the area the opportunity to sell their products to people who are only seeking products from the Marr area.
“There are people in Marr who are making things, however, they need a platform to show off their products.”
An event for people to buy products has already taken place in September at the Etape Royale cycling event. And Cllr Blackett is hopeful something around Christmas time will really help. She said: “The one we had at Etape Royale went really well which is why I have decided to run another couple of events in the lead up to Christmas.
“People involved were happy they were given the chance to sell their goods.”
The second event will take place at the Falls of Feugh restaurant on the outskirts of Banchory on Thursday.
Other events have been set up at the Learney Arms in Torphins for December 14 and 21.
Cllr Blackett said: “I am looking forward to the event on Thursday as it will give three businesses in the Marr area the opportunity to sell their goods which I am sure will give them a boost before Christmas.
“When tourists come to the area they want to buy things which are made here and they don’t really get the chance to so events like this will help.
“If this goes well then I would like to see a cooperative set up to create a Made in Marr brand which in turn could see Made in Formartine, Made in Angus and maybe Made in Aberdeenshire.”