Thousands of flags designed by an Aberdeen seven-year-old will be handed out to mark Armed Forces Day.
Crowds are expected to line the streets to cheer on more than 1,000 serving, veteran and cadet force personnel when they march through the city centre on Saturday, June 29.
Leading up to the occasion, the city council ran a flag design competition for schoolchildren in the area.
It was won by Kirkhill Primary pupil Kitty Fraser, who drew a pattern featuring poppies and Saltires.
Prizes were also awarded to Aleksandra Wieczorek, also from Kirkhill Primary, and Tanish Kirodian from Robert Gordon’s College.
The flags will be distributed on the day by the 47th Aberdeen Girl Guides.
Lord Provost Barney Crockett, in his role as Lord Lieutenant, will take the salute with top military personnel when the parade passes the Town House.
He said: “It was fantastic to present Kitty with her prize for winning the design a flag competition, and Kirkhill School set a high precedent for celebrating our armed forces as they waved their classmates flag with pride.
“Aberdeen always welcomes the opportunity to thank personnel for their service to the country by turning out in large numbers to watch the parade.
“Spectators, young and old, pay tribute to the British armed forces for their efforts, hard work and dedication to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.
“The pipe bands, marching personnel and military vehicles fill the length of Union Street and create a moving spectacle that is truly heart-warming.”