An archaeological dig centered on a 10th Century north-east manuscript will take place next month.
The Book of Deer Project is a community-led initiative which aims to make the manuscript more accessible to the public.
The dig, which forms part of a wider project, will search for any remains of the Monastery of Deer, which is where the book originated, and was based at Old Deer.
It contains the earliest written examples of Gaelic in Scotland and is a small gospel book.
Members of the public are welcome to take part in the latest part of the project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery and carried out in collaboration with Aberdeenshire Council’s archaeology service.
It includes a dig running from June 24 until July 8 and there will be two open days on July 1 and 7.
As there is no parking available at the site, a shuttle will run from Aden Country Park, with those interested in attending asked to meet at the Book of Deer room, upstairs in the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
The bus will run at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm, and will return back to Aden Country Park afterwards.
The event also includes the chance to take part in some medieval potting.
Previous digs have uncovered a range of memorabilia.
The most recent one, which was conducted in June last year in a field near to the ruined Deer Abbey, was filmed for a BBC Alba documentary called The Lost Monastery of Deer.
It uncovered pottery which has been carbon dated back to medieval times, a stone hearth and charcoal, which is believed to be from the early medieval monastic period.
As well as this, the team found what could be the remains of a circular building, and holes for wooden posts.
For more information on the event, contact Ali Cameron on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 07581 181057.
Bruce Mann, archaeologist for Aberdeenshire Council, said: “The finds from last year suggest the lost monastery has finally been located.
“This summer I’m hoping definitive evidence can be found that confirms this. Certainly the community effort over the last few years to try to find the site deserves to be rewarded.”