A special event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day will be held in Aberdeen next week.
This year’s commemoration marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia.
The theme of the 2020 event is Stand Together, and explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours and speaking out against oppression.
Lord Provost Barney Crockett will welcome attendees to an hour-long event at Aberdeen Art Gallery.
It is open to all, and will include music by Aberdeen-based Polish band Powidok, a presentation by pupils from Aberdeen Grammar School and a short talk from a representative from the traveller community.
Attendees will be invited to Stand Together to observe a minute’s silence to remember past and present victims of genocide, and to write their thoughts in the guest book.
Speaking ahead of the event, which takes place at noon on Monday, Mr Crockett said: “Sadly intolerance and inequality still continue to affect people across the world in a very serious way today.
“It is extremely important that we continue to remember the victims of past atrocities and learn from the past to help build a better future for all.”