A host of schools from the north and north-east are to compete in the Global Rock Challenge Scottish finals next month.
Eight Rock Challenge and J Rock events have now taken place across the country, involving thousands of young people, teachers, and members of the local community.
Organisers say the Rock Challenge event is an excellent opportunity for young people to perform in a professional venue.
The experience, they add, encourages an adrenalin-based high gained through performing, rather than using tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, as well as providing proven and evidenced benefits above and beyond these original objectives.
Involving 19 schools from across the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, North Lanarkshire, Angus, and Perth and Kinross, the finals aim to provide a fantastic celebration of the time and effort schools have put into their performances.
Over 1,500 students will take part across the two days of the finals.
Rock Challenge event manager Charlotte Payne said: “We have seen some outstanding performances this year and I cannot wait to see what the schools bring to the stage for our Scottish Finals.
“This year is particularly exciting as we are holding our first ever Scottish J Rock Final.
“The spirit and passion of the students this year has been amazing and I think every student, teacher and community member should be very proud of all they have achieved.”
The finalists on the first day of the event include Dingwall Academy, Alness Academy, Thurso High School and Invergordon Academy, all in the Highlands. It also has Fraserburgh Academy, Mackie Academy and Kemnay Academy, all from Aberdeenshire, competing.
The following day the primary schools involved include Ben Wyvis from Dingwall, and Tomnacross and Teanassie from Inverness.
Six Aberdeenshire schools will be competing: Longside from Peterhead, Fraserburgh South Park, Mintlaw, St Andrews and Strichen, both in Fraserburgh, and Maud school in Peterhead.