Nicola Sturgeon has been announced among the line-up for an Aberdeen crime writing festival.
As part of the Granite Noir festival, the first minister will chair an event with author Abir Mukherjee at the city’s Music Hall on February 22.
The discussion will explore the shared heritage of Scotland and Bengal.
Other names on the line-up include comedian Susan Calman, broadcaster James Naughtie and former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale.
Head of artistic development at Aberdeen Performing Arts, Lesley Anne Rose, said: “Nicola Sturgeon is known for her passion for books as both an escape and as a window into other people’s lives.
“As a huge fan of crime fiction and the issues and debates these novels often confront, she promises to bring a fascinating discussion to the festival and we are delighted to welcome her to the line-up.”