A north-east man has published a book describing the region’s history.
The Little History of Aberdeenshire, part of the “Little Book Of” series, was penned by author and Inverurie resident Duncan Harley.
Readers will learn about the area’s past and be introduced to Beaker People, blue-painted Picts and the Roman legionnaires who tried but ultimately failed to subdue the local populace.
He discusses prominent figures in history like William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Donald Trump and their role in the area.
Bennachie air-crashes, Piper Alpha, the Aberdeenshire Canal and the story of Mary Webb – composer of The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen – feature alongside the various Georges’ of Pitfour, some Bravehearts, a consumptive Stephenson and George Esson, last of the Bennachie colonists.
Along the way readers will also meet Spiders from Mars, Mad Jack Byron, Biggles, George Bradshaw and the devastating Storm Frank.
Mr Harley had previously written The A–Z of Curious Aberdeenshire, which details the bizarre and unusual tales about the area’s past.
Inverurie Whisky Shop was the venue for the official launch of Duncan’s new book ‘The Little History of Aberdeenshire’ which is now available to buy.