A trail of the north-east’s many historic churches has been unveiled.
Coinciding with Scottish Archaeology Month, Aberdeenshire Council launched the trail as part of a trilogy.
The others feature stone circles and Pictish stones.
Taking in 12 of the most interesting and accessible churches in Aberdeenshire, it aims to give a brief insight into the more than 140 historic sites in the area which are no longer in use.
Some date to the 13th Century.
They show the development of the region, including its settlements, society, architecture and more.
Jo Robinson, VisitScotland’s regional director, said: “This new guide is a fantastic tool for both visitors and locals, particularly those interested in learning more about the history of Aberdeenshire.
“In our visitor survey 2015/16, history and culture were a draw for more than a third of visitors to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
“With so many interesting churches and chapels in this region, this guide will allow people to discover more about these fascinating buildings for themselves.”
A leaflet for the trail has been published online on the Aberdeenshire Council website, and was officially launched this week.
It focuses on the development and history of each site, alongside pointing out where each church is in the north-east.
Paper copies can also be found at visitor information centres, public buildings and service points.