Aberdeen’s most iconic buildings will shine brighter than ever this month after the city’s international light and art festival attracted the support of the business community.
Spectra, which is returning for a second year, has secured big name backing to allow organisers to put on even grander displays than in 2014.
Funded and organised by Aberdeen City Council, the festival will be sponsored by firms such as Nexen Petroleum UK, Denvir Marketing and the Belmont Filmhouse.
It will take place from February 19 to 22 in Union Terrace Gardens and other areas of the city-centre and will feature works created by a rainbow of artists from the UK, Iceland, Finland and Norway.
Interactive workships, fire drawings and large scale light projections will all help to brighten the dark nights.
Steve Reggulski of Nexen Petroleum said: “Nexen is delighted to be involved with Spectra, it is a great event and we believe it will help showcase the beautiful surroundings of Aberdeen city-centre.
“It is fantastic to see this cultural event returning to the city for another year.”
Aberdeen City Council depute leader Marie Boulton said: “Last year’s pilot festival was a great success and by working in partnership with key and innovative organisations this year’s festival is bound to be even more spectacular.
“I am sure many more families will come into the city-centre to enjoy the light and colour extravaganza.”