A special highland games, designed to encourage the next generation of caber tossers, highland flingers and bagpipers, will be held this evening in Deeside.
The Aboyne Youth Highland Games will celebrate its 10th year this at the village green from 6pm.
The free event allows youngsters under the age of 18 to try their hand at some of the traditional disciplines which are practiced across Scotland every year as part of the Highland Games calendar.
The competitions will be split into five age categories, and include events such as sprinting, long jumps, shot puts and caber throws – with scaled down, lighter logs.
It will take place just days before the official Aboyne Highland Games, which is being staged this weekend in the Deeside town.
Alastair Grant, chairman of the event said: “The Aboyne Youth Highland Games focuses on fun and giving youngsters the opportunity to experience sporting disciplines they may not normally get to try.
“It is a relaxed evening, and open to everyone across the north-east.
“If families are having a day out in Deeside on Wednesday, the Aboyne Youth Highland Games would be an ideal way to round off their trip.
“Seeing members of our youth forum progress onto the full committee of the Aboyne Highland Games is also extremely positive for the event’s continued future success.”
This Saturday, around 10,000 people are expected to visit the Deeside town for the games, with events starting at 10.30am and the official opening ceremony commencing at noon.