Hundreds of musicians from across the north-east have taken part in the first ever competitive online music festival to be held in the UK.
North East Scotland Performing Arts has been running its annual gathering almost every year since 1909, only ever stopping during the First and Second World Wars.
But this year the Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Music Festival went virtual for the first time to ensure the event could continue amid the pandemic.
More than 600 people took part in the event last week, submitting pre-recorded videos of their performances which were then watched live over video-conference.
Around half of these were vocalists, while other musicians, storytellers and photographers also featured.
Each performance was graded by an adjudicator, with aim of making the event as close to a live festival as possible.
Several parent helpers and sponsorship from International School Aberdeen also helped the festivities run smoothly.
While there was no final challenge competition, two bursaries were awarded to competitors.
Martha Forbes, who is entering sixth year at Aberdeen Grammar School, and Carys Taylor and Rebecca West from Aberdeen City Music School were both awarded funding to continue their musical careers.
Festival director Janette Hall said the week had been “amazing”.
“Performers, parents and supporters gave terrific feedback,” she said.
“The Zoom set up allowed family members access who would not normally have been able to enjoy the event.
“Whole families sat down ‘together’ and felt the buzz of the competition.”
She added: “It was a huge challenge for the youngsters to video themselves and it was inspiring and an absolute joy to watch them.”