Dialysis patients have been given a festive boost from a north-east union.
Fundraisers have responded to a new Aberdeenshire hospital facility, which is already providing life-saving treatment, by saying it highlights the spirit of giving found in the north east.
Crisis-hit NHS Highland is planning to introduce a mobile kidney dialysis unit across the region to save patients from having to travel hundreds of miles a week to Inverness for treatment.
A north-east woman has revealed she is thankful every day for the stranger who saved her life by donating a kidney.
Good times are flowing in Stonehaven as thousands of beer lovers enjoy a festival of their favourite brews.