An Aberdeen painter has paid tribute to the Dons in a piece that will be auctioned off for charity.
Artist George Dow commemorates Aberdeen FC’s home as the club starts a countdown to its move to a new stadium at Kingsford.
The painting depicts the changes to Pittodrie over the years dating back to the early 1920s and even includes the old gas works that stood behind the South Stand until its demolition in the mid-1990s.
The building of the Richard Donald Stand, named after former club chairman Dick Donald in 1993, also features, as does the famous granite facade of the Merkland Stand.
Surrounding the frame are sketches of the club’s 23 managers including Sir Alex Ferguson, who lifted the European Cup-Winners’ Cup with the Dons in 1983, former Scotland boss Ally MacLeod, and current manager Derek McInnes.
Mr Dow, 65, said: “Pittodrie means so much to so many people and its passing would be such a big thing to happen in the city.
“That’s when I realised a pictorial souvenir would be important. I’ve been adding to the painting steadily over the last three or four years, which has added up to a lot of man hours.”
A limited edition of 100 copies will be on sale while the framed, number one print will be auctioned off by Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust.
It is not the first commemorative painting Mr Dow has completed.The Gray’s School of Art graduate has produced a number of artworks including a Portrait of Champions for the Millennium Open at St Andrews, and The Goal – a celebration of Scottish footballing legend Archie Gemmill’s wonder goal scored against Holland at the 1978 World Cup.