More than a dozen academics were recognised at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen for bringing conferences to the region, worth millions of pounds to the local economy.
In total 19 ambassadors received awards from tourism body VisitAberdeenshire at the event on Thursday night.
The ceremony took place at P&J Live, a venue instrumental in attracting several events to the area.
In total those rewarded were responsible for bringing 16 conferences to the north-east, which attracted more than 2,600 delegates and are thought to be worth more than £3 million to the economy.
Aberdeen’s Lord Provost, Barney Crocket, presented the awards to Professor Alison Hester, of the James Hutton Institute; Professor Angela Kydd, Robert Gordon University; Dr Bruce Scharlau, Aberdeen University; Dr Roger McDermott, Robert Gordon University; Dr David Toke, Dr Derek Scott, Dr Guy S Bewick, Professor Lora Heisler, Professor Joachim Schaper and Dr Karen P Scott, all Aberdeen University; Malcolm Watson, Aberdeen and District Beekeepers Association; Dr Quazi M Mahtab uz Zaman and Dr Rachael Ironside, both Robert Gordon University; Elaine Mowat, Young Farmers’ Ambassadors Scottish Region Committee; Carley Williams, Professor Paul Hallet and Dr Cecile Gubry-Rangin, all Aberdeen University; and Dr Duncan Wilson and Professor Pieter Van West, both Aberdeen University.