A lifesaving machine has been installed in a north-east town.
The Baker Hughes charity has donated four defibrillators to Stonehaven and District Community Council and the first is now operational in Market Square.
An application has been submitted to put a second device outside the RNLI Lifeboat station in Stonehaven.
The inspiration behind the initiative came from Baker Hughes employee, John Trudgill, whose brother, Peter, died at Stonehaven Harbour three years ago.
Phil Mills-Bishop, chairman of Stonehaven and District Community Council, explained how the bequest happened.
He said: “John Trudgill was there from Baker Hughes to present us with the defibrillator.
“His brother died in Stonehaven harbour in 2014, but if there had been a defibrillator, it could have saved his life.
“It’s been quite an effort to get them installed, because we have had to apply for planning permission and wait for it to be approved.
“We are hoping that this defibrillator could save lives. It is fitted with a code, so if people call an ambulance, it will know exactly where the person is and will be able to give them a code.
“There have been four donated and we are hoping to get the remaining two in a leisure centre and a secondary school.”
The RNLI device will be fitted with a box as part of an effort to fend off vandals and thieves.
Last year, defibrillators were stolen from Newtonhill and Oldmeldrum. But Mr Mills-Bishop added: “I would plead with people not to vandalise this device.
“It could save your life, or your parents’ life, of the life of your friend who thinks it is fun to vandalise it.”