Scores of people showed community spirit was alive and well in a north-east village as they mucked in with an annual litter pick.
Almost 90 volunteers took part in the Cove clean-up on Saturday and collected 107 bin bags of rubbish from hot spots in the area.
The team was made up of residents, the local cubs, community and city councillors and staff from the Co-op and Tesco.
They met at Loirston Primary School in the morning and set off to comb the surrounding streets and parks.
As well as hundreds of discarded drinks cans, plastic bottles, paper and crisp packets, the group also retrieved a bed base and mattress and two large mudguards from an articulated lorry.
The school remained open throughout with the community council providing hot and cold drinks to returning volunteers.
The recently-opened Greggs on Wellington Road also provided free refreshments for people while they were out and about.
The event was organised by Cove and Altens Community Council and was supported by Aberdeen City Council who provided litter pickers, gloves and bin bags.
Keep Scotland Beautiful also supported the volunteers by providing tabards and badges for children.
MicheleMcPartlin, the community council’s chairwoman, said she was “delighted and ecstatic” at the record turn-out for the clean-up.