A north-east village will celebrate its links with a famed historical author at a special event later this month.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the first 16 chapters of famed novel Treasure Island while on holiday in Braemar back in 1881.
The writer was so enamoured with Deeside, he named pirate Long John Silver after the local meal miller.
On September 14, Braemar Castle will host a Stevenson Supper in celebration of his works.
The event will feature a three-course meal and readings from a range of the author’s creations.
Castle manager Georgina Errington said: “It is just too good a link not to make use of and gives a great opportunity to have a light-hearted literary evening with excellent Scottish food.
“Stevenson created such a wealth of wonderful characters and we would encourage those attending to dress up as one of these.
“It’s not obligatory but it would be fun to welcome a few pirates, even Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde or David Balfour.
“We’re really looking forward to an entertaining evening enjoying world-class literature, including some lines created right here in Braemar.”
For information visit: braemarcastle.co.uk