Pipe bands from across Grampian will travel to Paisley next weekend to take part in a competition to find the best musician in the country.
About 130 bands including the Buchan Peterson, Bucksburn and District, and Grampian Police pipe bands will compete at the British Pipe Band Championships on May 19.
The free, all-day event will include more than 4,000 pipers and drummers from across the UK, with groups from Denmark and Ireland also making the trip.
Paisley’s provost, Lorraine Cameron, said organisers were “delighted” to be hosting the event for the third year in a row.
“Hosting major events like this is helps to build on Paisley’s now-established reputation as a key destination on Scotland’s events map,” she added.
“Our historic town centre has many businesses who will be ready to welcome the thousands of visitors to Paisley with open arms and I hope as many of them as possible of will take advantage of the free shuttle bus service and enjoy a day or evening out here.”
Ian Embelton, chief executive of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, added: “The British Championship is the first of our annual calendar of majors and most of the world’s top bands are going to be there.
“Paisley offers a central location with excellent transport links to and from the town and event site – and hopefully next Saturday will see a big crowd come down to enjoy a day of top-class piping.”