Prince Charles has paid tribute to the “remarkably resilient and courageous” people of Ballater at a special concert.
Charles and his wife Camilla were guests of honour at the event in Glenmuick Church.
The Deeside village was devastated by Storm Frank at the end of 2015.
A flash flood tore through the village, driving hundreds of people out of their homes.
Last night’s concert was held to launch a fundraising album to support the victims of the storm.
The royal couple joined hundreds of locals to enjoy the premier of Immortal Memory, a collection of music by the University of Aberdeen Choir, directed by composer Paul Mealor.
The University professor’s music was performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The CD contains choral performances of some of the greatest writings of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, and cash raised will go towards projects established in the village by the Duke and Duchess.
They have played a part in assisting the community’s efforts to recover from the damage caused by the flooding.
The prince told the audience: “It was only a year ago when my wife and I came here following the awful floods.
“So many of you have been through this terrible time, and many of your houses are still not back together again.
“I can never get over how remarkably resilient and courageous you all are for what you have had to put up with, and the way you have overcome these terrible challenges which have been thrown at you.
“This CD will make an enormous difference to the Ballater Flood Appeal.”
The performance by the university choir was led by Mr Mealor and compere Robert Lovie.
Highlights of the evening included including a soaring rendition of My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose and a very special reading of To A Haggis.
Immortal Memory by the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir will be available in selected record stores and is also available for download on Amazon and iTunes from January 20 through the university’s own record label Vox Regis.