A cultural festival in Aberdeen is one of the 14 events in the country to receive a four-figure windfall.
Aberdeen Mela has been awarded a boost of £9,700 in the latest awards round of EventScotland’s National Funding Programme.
Stewart Aitken, the CEO and Artistic Director of AIYF, said: “The partners in Aberdeen Mela One World Day are delighted that EventScotland has decided to invest in the event, this has helped us to put a larger scale, multi-cultural event in Aberdeen city for the first time.
“The award has enabled this original Aberdeen Multicultural Centre event to be more ambitious and look at connecting with a wider range of the community and providing a platform for greater cultural exchange.
“We hope people from all parts of the city and North-east will come along and enjoy the day.”
Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the festival in Union Terrace Gardens and around 6,000 people watched some of the street performances as part of the AIYF’s Festival in the City event.
For 2017, organisers are hoping to have upwards of 5,000 attendees samplingthe performances, diverse catering,craft stalls, children’s activities and workshops.
The free family event will take place at Westburn Park on July 30.