A young carer is among those to be recognised for their hard work in the community.
Stonehaven and District Community Council (SDCC), along with Stonehaven Business Association, has honoured those helping the area as part of the Hannah Dyson Award and Community Award.
Shannah Findlay, 15, was nominated by Mackie Academy teacher Duncan Whyte for being a model pupil – and for having a positive effect on everyone she meets.
She also helps look after her younger sister Lori, 9, who has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).The award was set up in memory of Hannah Dyson, from Netherley, who died aged 16 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis.
Martin Kasprowicz, who hosts pub quizzes at the Belverdere Hotel, which raises cash for local charities, was also recognised for the community award.
Mr Kasprowicz had three nominations with residents feeling he deserved recognition for helping out at events including the Feein’ Market and Stoney Folk Festival.
A ceremony for the awards was held at Stonehaven Community Centre on Wednesday.
Councillor Bill Howatson, Provost of Aberdeenshire, spoke at the event before Raymond Christie, chairman of SDCC, handed out the awards.
Shannah said: “I got a phone call telling me I had won and why I had won and I got really excited.
“I didn’t actually know what it was at first and I didn’t know I had been put forward for it.
“I just want to help people and make a difference if I can.”
Shannah added: “My sister has ADHD so I help her get ready and take care of her.”
Martin said: “I was shocked when I found out I had won.
“I get involved in events to help make a difference and have fun but I never expected anything like this.
“One of the best things about the award is you are nominated by the community and that is quite humbling.”