Moray school pupils have shown off their talents while completing a challenge to mark 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
More than 300 students from Gordonstoun took to the countryside yesterday to mark the Diamond Anniversary of the scheme, which has its routes at the school.
Pupils trekked 18 miles from Fochabers back to the school while demonstrating a skill related to the awards.
The sound of bagpipes and jazz music echoed along the route with groups of students having to continuously play tunes while out on the expedition. Others needed to lead their blindfolded classmates.
Depute head teacher, Tony Gabb, said: “They really performed superbly and got stuck into the spirit of it. We wanted them to show off a skill or service from the Duke of Edinburgh and they really did.”
The awards have their origins at the school, which started as the Moray Badge. Yesterday the pupils raised about £4000 for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards to help youngsters develop skills for later life.
Starts were staggered with students also setting off from Lossiemouth and Kingston.
Gordonstoun principal, Simon Reid, said: “Given our historic association and shared principals with the Duke of Edinburgh Award we were keen to mark the Diamond Anniversary in a meaningful way.
“We felt that a whole school Diamond Challenge would be the most effective way of doing this and our staff and students look forward to raising as much funds for the Duke of Edinburgh as possible.”