A cherished city mural celebrating heroes from the north-east is to be expanded.
Aberdeen Inspired has secured funding to extend its Everyday Heroes work, which was created as part of the hugely popular Nuart festival.
The mural, on Flourmill Lane, shines a light on Aberdonians who have contributed to the city or wider society, and now the team want to add to it with fresh nominations from people around the north-east.
Those selected will join the likes of footballer Denis Law, percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, and headteacher Caroline Thomson, who had a huge impact on her pupils throughout her life, on the wall.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “Everyday Heroes is a huge part of our local legacy and it is a work that has special meaning for many people in Aberdeen. As soon as the original project was launched in 2018 and then again when it was relocated, it was clear that there is tremendous enthusiasm, pride and curiosity about it.
“We are delighted that this project can be continued thanks to funding from Aberdeen City Council. Now it is over to the public to make their local hero nominations and we would like to encourage people, of all ages, across the city and wider north-east to come forward with their Everyday Hero suggestions.”
Nominees must have lived or worked in Aberdeen for part of their life. They can be someone famous, or someone who is only known to a few, and living or dead.
Craft practitioner and artist Carrie Reichardt initially led the installation of the mural in 2018 on The Green.
However, it was relocated to Flourmill Lane earlier this year with local artist and ceramist Shelagh Swanson leading the project to recreate some of the tiles with the help of volunteers.
She will oversee the latest phase in November.
The deadline for nominations is October 1, visithttps://aberdeeninspired.com/everydayheroes