A group of Moray youngsters are set to spend an evening in the dark in an effort to highlight the need to protect the planet.
Members of the 4th Elgin Boys Brigade organisation will join millions of people across the world as they switch off their lights for an hour to demonstrate that they care about its future.
The lads will meet by torchlight later this month and, as well as taking part in some fun activities, they will learn about issues such as global warming.
Members are busy encouraging their friends and family to also dim all non-essential lights for an hour from 8.30pm on Saturday, March 19.
Group leader Lindsey Jackson explained that the group was taking part in the WWF’s Earth Hour event to make its young members more aware of threats to the natural environment.
She said: “We are proud to take part in WWF’s Earth Hour and our members are excited at being involved with such a great and inspiring event.
“Everyone can make a difference in protecting our planet and young people have a key role to play in that task.
“Of course, there’s a serious message here, but our members will also have lots of fun as they help WWF raise awareness of the issues our planet is facing.”
WWF UK’s Cherry Duggan said she was “delighted” the Boys Brigade outfit was getting behind the initiative.
She added: “We hope that they will inspire many other youth groups to get involved.”
Last year, 172 countries took part in the Earth Hour event – during which some of the world’s most famous landmarks were enshrouded in darkness.
More than 10million people in the UK participated, including 500 youth groups.