Libraries in Aberdeen will commemorate a national celebration of books with a series of talks from authors.
Book Week Scotland runs from Monday to next Saturday, and four famous authors will speak to the north-east public to mark it.
An evening of “train noir” will kick off the week on Monday with authors SJI Holiday and MJ Cross discussing crime set on the rails Aberdeen Central Library on Rosemount Viaduct from 6pm – 7.30pm.
On Wednesday, Waterstones 2017 Book of the Year author S.G. Maclean will be at Aberdeen Central Library from 6pm.
She said: “My years as a student in Aberdeen were absolutely formative to what I write, and I have very happy memories of later visits to Ferryhill Library as a young mum with my children.
“I’m delighted to have been invited back to Aberdeen for Book Week Scotland.”
The free hour-long talk will include a question and answer session.
Science-fiction author Helen Sedgwick will deliver a talk at Tillydrone Library from 2.30pm – 4pm on Saturday.
She will discuss the influence of science on her writing and her venture into crime novels.
The writer said: “Book Week Scotland is an absolute treasure, and it’s an honour to be invited by Aberdeen City Libraries to share my love of books and ideas.”
To reserve a place at the event, people can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01224 652500.