Knitting fans have been spinning a good yarn to help transform a popular tourist spot in Aberdeenshire.
An explosion of colour has transformed the forest landscape that welcomes people to Crathes Castle, Deeside.
It follows 12 months of knitting frenzy from girl guides, community groups and other people from Banchory.
The knitting nuts have been creating colourful coverings for trees on the grounds of Crathes Castle, known as “yarn-bombing”.
Patchwork quilts, toadstools, birds and other striking artwork now adorns the impressive trees that surround the path up to the historic building.
Their work on the fuzzy facades was all part of the build up to the recent National Knit in Public Day.
The bright and colourful designs can now be seen at the entrance to the historic estate, which is managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
Natasha Finlayson, the events coordinator for the castle, said: “We are so impressed with the creativity of everyone who has contributed to create this amazing display. It is so colourful and gives the entrance to the estate a whole different feel.”
Preparation for the event began last July, with knitters given several months to come up with their designs.
The yarn-bomb creations will remain in place until June 26.
For more information on what is on offer at the castle, visit www.nts.org.uk