Two Aberdeen schools are celebrating after winning environmental prizes.
St Machar Academy has achieved its second Green Flag award, and Hazlehead School has secured its third.
St Machar was commended for its eco-committee and for installing more bins outside.
Hazlehead School was hailed for creating a garden space which has attracted butterflies and bees, and for its “trash to treasure” project – where pupils transform waste into something new.
The school also received praise for encouraging walking and cycling to school.
Convener of Aberdeen City Council’s education committee, John Wheeler, said: “My warmest congratulations go to both pupils and staff at Hazlehead and St Machar on their wonderful achievements.
“To win Green Flags on multiple occasions shows a tremendous commitment and no little hard work and imagination on everyone’s part, and all concerned can be really proud of the inspiring work they are doing in leading the way in enhancing the environment of Aberdeen”.
Barbara Jones, headteacher at Hazlehead School, said: “I am hugely proud of the pupils for their hard efforts in achieving this award.
“We feel that now, more than ever, we need to be educating our pupils about our changing planet and the importance of how we need to work together to meet the challenges that we are facing.”
Joanne Hesford, headteacher at St Machar Academy, added: “We are extremely proud of the achievements of pupils and staff in securing this second award.”