Hundreds of families turned out for an annual tractor show and heritage fair in a north-east village.
The event, which celebrated Buchan’s bygone farming days, drew crowds to the award-winning visitor attraction yesterday.
Aden Country Park, near Mintlaw, held its first heritage fair in 2013 and has since run the event annually.
It is aimed at honouring local culture and farming traditions which are unique to the Aberdeenshire area.
Using archive film, photographs and craft demonstrations, the event explored what life has been like for country folk since the turn of the 20th century.
Visitors to the park were also treated to traditional music and storytelling, as well as entry to the park’s Hareshowe Farm where dozens of vintages tractors demonstrated the skills used on a 1950s farm.
The event coincided with the official launch of the Aden Treehouse Project.
Pupils from the local secondary school had worked on transforming the tree house near the ruined mansion house into a tribute to the popular book and children’s film The Jungle Book.
Aden Country Park had been in private hands until 1974 when it was purchased by the then Banff and Buchan District Council. It was opened as a country park one year later.
Today, the park regularly plays host to a variety of equestrian events and school outings.
Recently, children got their hands dirty with excavations of the park in attempts to uncover more about the history of the Monastery of Deer.
The monastery is believed to have housed the Book of Deer – one of Scotland’s oldest manuscripts – before 1100AD somewhere in Buchan.
The park also serves as the venue for an annual pipe band competition which attracts competitors from across the world.