World-class training in the performing arts was on offer yesterday as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland ran classes in Fraserburgh.
The special “skills development day” was a joint collaberation between the Royal Conservatoire and Aberdeenshire Council to develop and promote creativity within the region.
Dubbed the North East Arts Hub, the project was first mooted in 2017.
Yesterday, youngsters and adults were invited to try free sessions for band music, composition, drama and film.
A class was also hosted to begin developing a community choir.
A spokeswoman for the Royal Conservatoire said: “The North East Arts Hub aims to support people of all ages and stages by providing access to high quality teaching and multi-arts activities at both community and conservatoire levels.
“The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is committed to widening access to excellence in performing arts education.”
She added the project aims to ultimately provide children with the “best life chance” to achieve their goals within the arts industry.
Future sessions are planned for June 10 and July 8, followed by a week-long programme in August which will culminate with a public performance from students.
In the meantime, the scheme is currently inviting schools across the region to get involved with a video project.
Participant schools will learn how to make professional-quality videos on mobile devices to create a one-minute story about what Aberdeenshire means to them.
Ten of the films will be shown at a festival later this year.