An Aberdeen FC charity group has been given the royal seal approval after receiving an award for its work.
Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust (AFCCT) received the highest honour available to volunteer groups during a ceremony at Pittodrie.
Presented by Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett, the team were given the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services in recognition of their work with north-east communities.
The award, created by the monarch to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002, recognises outstanding contributions made to communities by groups of volunteers.
Mr Crockett said: “Congratulations to everyone at AFCCT on receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
“It is testament to the dedication, enthusiasm and sheer hard work of all involved which has led to such prestigious recognition.
“We are very fortunate in Aberdeen to have so many individuals who give up so much of their own time for the benefit of others.
“They should be proud of themselves and the work they do as part of AFCCT in helping enrich the lives of others in communities across the city and beyond.”
Youth ambassador Caitlyn Irvine, of Tillydrone, joined Mr Crockett at the ceremony.
She said: “I was so proud when I found out we had won this award and very proud of all the volunteers for the hard work they’ve put in to make this award possible.
“The trust has not only given me confidence but I’ve made friends for life.”