Giant spiders are set to take over an Aberdeen graveyard, as a popular light festival returns to the city.
The SPECTRA festival will be back for four night from February 9-12.
As part of the festival, huge light spiders will scale headstones at the Kirk of St Nicholas graveyard.
The light installation, Les Araignees, is a tribute to Robert the Bruce.
The event will celebrate the Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology by exploring Aberdeen’s past through the theme of A New Light.
Union Terrace Gardens, the Kirk of St Nicholas and Marischal College will all be animated as part of the festival, which brings together leading international artists with established Scottish collaborators.
Councillor Marie Boulton, deputy leader of Aberdeen City Council, said: “SPECTRA is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on what is a growing events calendar in Aberdeen. The 2016 festival was hugely successful, engaging with local audiences as well as attracting visitors from throughout Britain and overseas.
“We aim to build on the momentum which has built in recent years and the 2017 programme offers new and exciting attractions which promise to bring the city to life in February. We’re proud to be bringing SPECTRA back to Aberdeen, another big step towards establishing the city as a destination with a rich cultural offering.
“Aberdeen is undergoing great transformation at present, with significant development linked to our comprehensive City Centre Masterplan, and those physical changes are central to our ambitions for the future. Providing events that bring these spaces, new and old, to life is just as important and SPECTRA is a wonderful example of that in action.”