A piano project which has travelled to far flung destinations, including New York, Los Angeles and Barcelona, has arrived in Aberdeen.
Play Me, I’m Yours gives members of the public the chance to make their own music.
A total of 11 pianos are dotted around the Granite City, with another at Aberdeen airport, and the instruments are free to play.
They are available to play throughout the month.
Chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired Adrian Watson hopes the scheme will draw as many participants as possible – but admitted he may be better suited to an audience seat than a piano stool.
He said: “I can play, but badly – I’m more of a listener, I could sit for hours listening to someone play.
“It just brings that added bit of culture.
“People will see this as a welcoming place when they come to visit and I hope we will be welcoming more people into the city because of this.”
Each instrument was decorated by North East Scotland College students and the service users of disability support charity Inspire.
The pianos have been acquired, tuned and prepared by Gordon Bell, of Gordon Bell Pianos, as well as staff from homelessness charity Aberdeen Foyer.
They were funded through donations from individuals and organisations across the region.
Locations for the pianos include Aberdeen International Airport arrivals hall and Aberdeen Railway Station/Union Square link corridor.
They are also placed at the Academy Shopping Centre courtyard, Bon Accord & St Nicholas, Castlegate, George Street (outside John Lewis), His Majesty’s Theatre, King Street (outside ACT), St Nicholas Street, the Green, the Trinity Centre and Union Plaza forecourt.
The project and public art exhibition has gone around the world since its creation in 2008 by artist Luke Jerram.
Stop-off cities include New York, London and Singapore.
Celebrities such as Elton John, Cyndi Lauper and Jools Holland, as well as famous French pianist Lydie Solomon, have all tinkled the keys on one of the initiative’s instruments.
And one superfan of the scheme Edvard Veldman, of Switzerland, who has travelled the world playing the pianos, will be visiting Aberdeen from Friday until Sunday.
Play Me, I’m Yours will be in the Granite City until Sunday, August 21.