A festival promoting the finest food available in the north-east will be held on the banks of the River Dee this weekend.
The inaugural Deeside Local Food Festival will feature produce from across both Aberdeen city and shire, such as homemade cheeses, jams, fruit, vegetables and locally-reared meat.
Organisers hope people of all ages will attend the event at Cults Academy on Sunday, and have advised attendees to “come hungry”.
The event was organised by Rachel Gambro and Sarah Misra through Deeside food interest group, the Mixing Bowl.
The festival will be centred around a farmer’s market while kilted chef Craig Wilson, of Eat on the Green in Udny Green, will lead a cooking demonstration.
Children will be able to take part in a food treasure trail, stir up their own drinks on the day using the unique “milkshake bike” and decorate marshmallows and cupcakes.
Mrs Gambro, of Bieldside, said the festival was about promoting “the vast number of local food products that surround us” in the north-east.
She said: “When I found it was the year of food and drink I was keen to celebrate that in some form.
“I teamed up with Sarah who has also been quite involved with the Mixing Bowl and we’ve been working on it ever since.
“We are really excited it is just around the corner. What we have tried to do is focus the products to those that are close to us.
“Just over 50% of the products are coming from within a 50-mile radius.
“Because we don’t have a farmer’s market in this area regularly we felt by putting one on in the festival would be a way for local residents to discover new products. There is something for everyone.”
Stalls will include the Devenick Dairy, Three Fields Veg, Castleton Farm, Newton Dee, Shirley’s Jam, FreshMex and WowDog Bakery. The event will run from 11am-3pm.