A new exhibition will unveil hidden connections between the book Dracula and the North-east.
The book’s author Bram Stoker visited Cruden Bay, near Peterhead, over a 10-year period while he was writing novels.
Next month Port Erroll Heritage Group will unveil six months of research into where the writer stayed and how the region affected his work.
Mike Shepherd is a member and is writing a book on the subject.
He explained the family estate had contributed personal photographs to the exhibition on June 17 at Port Erroll Village Hall.
He said: “We’ve been digging deep to find out what actually happened while he was here.
“We know Slain’s Castle didn’t really inspire Dracula’s Castle — that’s just a myth — but it is Dracula’s Castle.
“He had started taking notes for the book before he visited Cruden Bay, but in the first three chapters it describes one of the rooms of Slain’s Castle – the octagonal room.”
Stoker had visited Cruden Bay on holidays every year from about 1893.
He also wrote two books which bracketed Dracula and contain influences of the Doric language – The Watter’s Mou’ and The Mystery of the Sea, which references Gardenstown, near Fraserburgh.
The event at Port Erroll runs from 10am to 4pm. Teas and cakes will be available and entry is free.