A NORTH-EAST medieval ruin has been shortlisted for a prestigious tourism award.
Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven is up for Best Visitor Attraction in the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA).
Jim Wands, custodian of Dunnottar Castle, said: “This continues an extremely successful few years for the team.
“It’s a fantastic feeling to receive recognition for all our hard work and commitment towards improving the castle.
“We have people visiting daily from all corners of the globe and we aim to provide them with the best memories of the North-east of Scotland.”
In 1990 the castle featured in the film Hamlet featuring Hollywood star Mel Gibson.
It also provided inspiration for the castle in Disney Pixar’s Brave and this December Dunnottar will feature in Victor Frankenstein, a remake of the horror classic Frankenstein.
Winners will be announced on Friday, November 27.