A new baby Jesus has arrived in Aberdeen to take pride of place in this year’s festive nativity display.
The infant messiah will be joined by a new donkey for the traditional scene at St Nicholas Kirkyard.
The display will open to the public on Monday to mark the start of advent.
The Depute Provost of Aberdeen Jennifer Stewart said: “The nativity gives us the special opportunity to take time out and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
“The message of joy and hope that the nativity represents is something that everyone in the city can appreciate, particularly this year. Peace and goodwill to all.”
The Nativity scene will be open daily, from dawn to dusk, until January 6.