A celebration of all the north-east’s emergency services will be staged in Fraserburgh this weekend.
The annual Blue Light Festival returns to the town on Sunday with a host of activities for families to enjoy – including life-saving demonstrations.
Last night one organiser described the festival as a “family-friendly fun day”.
Doug Ewen said: “The programme includes several displays in the arena and a wide variety of stalls within the hall.
“The festival is designed as a free family fun day out where people can meet the local emergency services and get an insight in to what they do on a daily basis.
“There is a static display of several different emergency vehicles. Many different other charities are also present.”
The Blue Light Festival brings together all of the 999 services, including the coastguard and local community first responders, at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre.
Last year hundreds of people attended the event which was heralded as the best yet by volunteers on the day.
This year, proceedings will begin 12.30pm with a parade of emergency vehicles. A marine diver and rescue team will give a life-saving demonstration at 1pm followed by a joint emergency services demonstration at 2pm.
In the leisure centre hall, organisations including the Broch Drama Group, Lochpots School Choir and local British Legion Band will entertain the crowds.
The Blue Light Festival is open to all and is free to enter. Any more raised on the day will be distributed to local charities.