Communal spaces in Aberdeen are in the running for a major makeover thanks to a campaign to improve run-down areas.
Charities, community groups and people across the city were invited to nominate shared places which they would like to see spruced up.
The competition is part of the Regenerating Urban Back Yards (RUBY) campaign, led by construction company the Stewart Milne Group to mark its 40th anniversary.
Three entries have been short-listed – a community park in Bucksburn, a children’s play area in Tillydrone, and a community garden at Loirston Annexe Community Centre in Cove.
The public can vote for their winner on the Stewart Milne Facebook and Twitter pages, with the winner announced on December 18.
The Stewart Milne Group will provide the materials and people, if needed, to carry out the improvements.
Managing director of Stewart Milne Homes North, John Low, said: “As award-winning homebuilders, we know just how important community spaces are to the quality of life that people enjoy in their local areas.
“With the RUBY campaign we aim to help regenerate outdoor spaces and amenities that need a bit of attention and help to build stronger, better resourced communities across the regions that we work in.
“We received a fantastic response to RUBY with projects of different sizes and type nominated from across the region.
“We have short listed three entries which the judging panel felt offer the greatest potential benefit to their communities in Bucksburn, Tillydrone and Cove and we now want the north-east public to vote for the project they think deserves our support via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“We will announce the winning entry on December 18 and look forward to moving forward with that project in 2016.”