Proposals to restore a north-east castle to its former glory have taken a "tremendous" step forward.
A north-east castle, which has been derelict for many years, is on track to be open to the public by the summer.
A community group has been awarded almost £10,500 to restore two historic sundials at a north-east castle.
Work has begun on the next leg of an Aberdeenshire’s castle’s restoration.
Ellon Castle has had a rich and often bloody history; home to murder most foul and repeatedly ruined.
For more than 30 years, Patricia Donaldson has been the “queen” of her very own castle.