Sporting stars from across Aberdeenshire were celebrated at a special awards ceremony, highlighting the wealth of athletic prowess throughout the north-east.
The Aberdeenshire Sports Council Awards were held on Friday at the Garioch Sports Centre in Inverurie.
The annual celebration seeks to shine a light on sportsmen and women from across Aberdeenshire, including athletes of all manner of sporting pursuits as well as coaches, teams, and clubs.
The guest speaker this year was former Olympian snowboarder Ben Kilner from Banchory, who was a member of the British 2010 and 2014 Winter Olypmics teams, where he represented Britain in the Men’s Halfpipe.
Among this year’s winners was Rosey Watt, who won the Young Female Under 18 award for her efforts in Highland Dancing.
Orianne Slater won the Disability award, in recognition of her “inspirational” work to all gymnasts and her “extremely hard-working” attitude towards Women’s Diability Artistic Gymnastics.
And Frank Gauld, who has been involved in athletics for 20 years, won the Coach award.
Jackie Smith, chairwoman of Aberdeenshire Sports Council, said the event was a great success, and was pleased so many people turned out amid ongoing concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
She said: “Everything went really well, we did have a few people drop out but it was a fantastic night.
“It’s the only event in the Aberdeenshire calendar that really celebrates the hard work of athletes, coaches and volunteers and more, it really gives them the recognition they deserve.”