More than 40 young people have been rewarded for their contribution to volunteering.
A total of 41 volunteers in Aberdeen received Saltire Awards for their commitment to helping the NSPCC service Childline.
The awards, which are endorsed by the Scottish Government, are for young people aged between 12 and 25 and recognise and reward them for their contribution to volunteering.
Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart met the volunteers this week – who collectively contributed 6,294 hours.
The SNP politician said: “Receiving a Saltire Award is an incredible achievement, because it is earned through hard work and dedication from purely voluntary service.
“Volunteers are the often unsung heroes in our communities which is why it is important that we recognise and celebrate the work of these amazing people who give their time for others.
“I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to thank these 41 incredible volunteers face-to-face and hope many of them will continue on with their service and inspire others to do so too.”
In 2016-17, Childline volunteers around the UK delivered 295,000 counselling sessions, with NSPCC Scotland estimating that around 1,900 of those children lived in the North-east.
Kerri Stewart, Aberdeen Childline volunteer co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted to currently have a large number of young people volunteering with us.
“The contribution of our young volunteers is of great value to the service. They help make up the vital team of volunteers who are there for children and young people across the UK.
“With a unique set of skills, they support the service in reaching out and being there for every child, whatever the worry or concern.
“To be able to offer our young people the experience of volunteering with all its benefits is vitally important to Childline.”
Childline in Aberdeen is currently recruiting for more helpline volunteers so it can help even more young people.
Anyone aged 16 or over who would be interested in giving their time should visit www.nspcc.org.uk/volunteer or call the Aberdeen Childline office on 01224 973030 for more information.