A football tournament organised in memory of a popular Aberdeen man has raised thousands of pounds.
The Chris Niven Cup, in tribute to the Cove man who died from cancer aged 30 in 2014, took place on Saturday and involved youth teams for the first time.
It is the fourth year the tournament has been held in his honour.
Chris died from ALK lung cancer – which had spread to his liver, spine and brain.
Organiser Dani Kindness, 32, said it was a fantastic day in memory of the big football fan.
He said: “The day went really well and the most amazing thing is that we had the most amount of players taking part than in previous years.
“Last year we had around 160 players taking part and this year we had 310, it is fantastic that we weren’t far off doubling the previous number.
“It also helped that we got the great weather for it on the day.”
The tournament, which was played at the Gateway Business Park, the home of Cove Youth FC, was launched in 2015.
The event has been held every summer since, with all proceeds going towards building a new artificial pitch for Cove Youth FC, which will be named in honour of Chris.
A final total is yet to be announced from fundraising efforts but is thought to be more than £3,000.
Dani added: “Each player paid around £10 to take part in the tournament and we had stalls and buckets also raising money.
“We don’t have a total yet as we are still to do a raffle that we will hope boost our fundraising but we believe so far it is a couple of thousand after the costs.”
Coaches at Cove Youth Football Club helped recruit youngsters from across the north-east to take part.
Kenny Bruce, one of the coaches with the club, said: “It is these boys that will benefit from the investment in the pitch.”