A popular north-east performing arts group has been hailed a huge success after participants achieved scores of awards last year.
The Modo project helped dozens of vulnerable young people from the area take part in events such as the Queens Baton Relay and the annual Aden-een fireworks and Halloween parade.
At an awards ceremony last week, community leaders including Eilidh Whiteford MP presented more than 100 Saltire Awards, Dynamic Youth Awards and Young Aberdeenshire Volunteer Awards to youngsters who took part in the initiative.
David Rodger, chief executive of Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action, also presented artistic director Martin Danziger with the Volunteer Friendly Award in recognition of Modo’s support for volunteers.
Community learning and development team leader Katie MacLean, who works with youth groups across the region, said the standard, quality and results of Modo’s work were “exceptionally good”.
She added: “I have never come across a creative third sector organisation more skilled than Modo at delivering creative activities, opportunities and training to young people and children who are difficult to reach, vulnerable and often disengaged from services.
“Modo is embedded in the north-east and intelligently feels, translates and responds to the needs of those who benefit most from their engagement.”
Last year weekly Modo circus workshops were held at Fraserburgh and Mintlaw academies, as well as at a site at Peterhead, with participants given the chance to learn juggling, stilt walking and fire dance.
A number of youngsters who have gone through the programmes are now Modo volunteers.