Visitors are being encouraged to get out their selfie sticks for the 174th year of an Aberdeenshire gathering next weekend.
The organisers of the Lonach Highland Games reckon its setting in the heart of rural Donside will be the perfect place to capture some quirky self-portraits.
They are urging visitors to check out the local area before and after the gathering and photograph themselves beside attractions such as the iconic road sign pointing towards the tiny hamlet of Lost.
People heading to the event at Bellabeg next week are also being encouraged to take in local landmarks in the Strathdon area, such as the ruins of 12th-century Norman castle, the Doune of Invernochty.
Other highlights on Bellabeg’s doorstep include Kildrummy Castle, which has ties to the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, and Alford’s Grampian Transport Museum.
The gathering will be held on Saturday, August 22, and about 10,000 people are expected to flock to the games field.
Jennifer Stewart, secretary of the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, said organisers were looking forward to bringing together one of the most colourful events on the Scottish calendar with the craze of 2015.
“The sign to Lost has gained legendary status, but many people don’t realise that it is in Bellabeg,” she said.
“In Strathdon we’re really proud of this very simple, but quirky landmark. Over a decade ago we fought a campaign for the sign to be reinstated unchanged after it was stolen.
“With the current craze for selfies we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight the location of the Lost road sign as a perfect selfie spot.”
The gathering will once again include the march of the Lonach Highlanders, during which about 220 descendants of the Forbes, Wallace and Gordon clans will arrive in the games arena armed with Highland weaponry.