A group of north-east farmers has donated £4,000 to charity.
The funds were raised at an Open Farm Sunday event last month, which was organised collaboratively by a group of local farmers from across the area.
Held at Bridgend at Craigievar, Alford, the event gave members of the public an insight into beef, sheep, chickens and pig production.
It featured a variety of competitions including guess the weight and age of an animal, as well as demonstrations on the use of electronic tags, sheep shearing, and talks on potato storage and dressing, and animal feed.
Co-organiser of the event Stan Middleton, who is vice-chairman of NFU Scotland’s Dee-Don branch, said: “The total raised amounted to £4,139.66, which was mainly the proceeds of a raffle, donations and a charity auction of donated items.”
He said the host farmers – Bill and Pat Keir – chose two charities as recipients of the funds.
These are north-east cancer charity Clan and Banchory-based dementia support charity the Forget Me Not Club. Each charity has been given £2,000.
Mr Middleton said: “The host farmers chose these charities as their family had been affected directly by both cancer and dementia.”