A north-east charity has delivered a unique statue to Fraserburgh for a four-month fundraising project.
Friends of Anchor’s 20 for 20 campaign will launch in July and aims to raise awareness for the group which is celebrating two decades of work in the region.
As part of the project, 20 artists were invited to each design an anchor which will be on display in a range of towns and communities across the region until the end of October.
Afterwards, their efforts will be auctioned off to raise cash for Friends of Anchor.
The charity has pledged to give £1million to Aberdeen University’s ambitious £4.5m bid to attract and recruit a world-class cancer research team to the city.
Among the towns selected to display an anchor is Fraserburgh.
Its statue – which is titled the Ginger Prince – has been designed by artist Lorna Jappy and is in place at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.
Mrs Jappy had been motivated to get involved with the project after her husband, Chris, was diagnosed with a brain tumour five years ago.
It is based on what she saw while looking out of the window of Aberdeen’s oncology ward.
Mrs Jappy added: “It was a difficult time with many long days and nights, with many evenings looking at the amazing views across Aberdeen.”
The bright colours are a personal interpretation of the laughs that she shared with her husband during his time in the ward.
Other towns selected to display work include Peterhead, Ellon, Elgin and Lerwick.
Kirsten Horne, a campaign officer for the Friends of Anchor, said each statue was designed with the charity’s campaign in mind.
She added: “They are a poignant portrayal of the effects that cancer has on so many of us.
“I would encourage the public to take the anchor voyage and see as many of the sculptures as possible.”
The eclectic range of artworks will be on show throughout the summer.