Police in a north-east town are enlisting a new generation of supporters in the fight against crime.
The arrival of the Police Scotland Youth Volunteer (PSYV) scheme in Fraserburgh has already sparked interest among potential recruits and adult leaders are now being sought.
Volunteers are trained in police work and take part in a range of activities aimed at encouraging citizenship and providing a public service.
Nationally members have already helped at events such as the Commonwealth Games, the Junior Ryder Cup, T in the Park and the Open Championship.
Over the next few weeks volunteers will also be deployed at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Constable George Sangster, who is leading the scheme in Fraserburgh, said: “This is a great opportunity for young people to become involved in their communities. We are looking to recruit youth volunteers as well as adult leaders.
“The scheme offers a chance to get involved in your community as well as local and national major events. Through the programme young people will learn new skills such as team work and leadership.
“For our adult leaders it is an excellent opportunity for personal development and improving or learning new skills.”
Adult helpers will require to undergo a PVG check and vetting. Posts are voluntary, but full training will be provided and there will be the opportunity for leaders to take part in further training as the group develops.
“The adult leaders are one of the cornerstones of the PSYV scheme and they will be involved in all aspects of the delivery of the training programme and fully involved in our participation at events both locally and nationally,” added PC Sangster.
“If you think you can spare a few hours a month and want to be involved in this exciting initiative I would like to hear from you.”
The Fraserburgh scheme is primarily looking to recruit volunteers aged 13-16, although members can remain with the group until they are 18.
Anyone interested in joining the scheme can contact the Fraserburgh police office by calling 101.