Gymnasts from all over Britain will descend upon the AECC this weekend as the Scottish Gymnastics’ Gymfest hits Aberdeen.
More than 1,500 gymnasts from 60 teams will compete from today with more than 4,000 people expected to watch the proceedings.
The event will be the first time the tournament has taken place in the Granite City.
The festival is non-competitive and is designed to help promote gymnastics for everyone, from beginners to the more experienced teams who will take part.
The City of Aberdeen Gymnastics club will feature, alongside Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Spartan, from Dunfermline.
Euan Lowe, Scottish Gymnastics chief executive, said: “This is the biggest display event in our calendar, with 1,500 gymnasts showing an array of disciplines with a creative mix of choreography, costumes and music.
“Gymfest began more than 30 years ago to promote gymnastics for all regardless of age, gender, race an ability and it is inspiring to see gymnasts of different ages working together to produce such skilful and entertaining performances.”
Anna Mackenzie, senior sales manager at AECC, is thrilled to be staging the event.
“After a 12-year residency in Irvine, the popularity of Gymfest has grown so much and we are delighted we can offer the capacity for the event to continually grow at AECC.
“While having these fantastic gymnastic shows on offer across the weekend, more than 4,000 visitors will travel to Aberdeen, bringing a huge boost in economic benefit to the region as they explore and discover the Granite City.”