Local MSP Dennis Robertson, along with his guide dog Mr Q, attended Banchory Health Walk on Thursday July 31.
The pair joined 12 regular walkers in following a route from the meeting point at Banchory East Church through woodland at Hill of Banchory.
The group usually walks for approximately an hour before finishing for refreshments in the church hall.
Dennis said: “Mr Q and I were lucky to have chosen a beautiful day to join Stan and the rest of the health walkers.
It was excellent to get to chat with some of them who attend for various reasons. Whether the social aspect - which I think is the case for many of the walkers who chatted away, or to improve a number of medical conditions - health walking groups are a fantastic idea.”