The North East of Scotland is a hive of artistic industry as artists throughout the area have readied their venues and studios for one of the most important events of the year.
The North East Open Studios (NEOS) started on September 12 and continues until September 21.
During this time, local artists invite members of the public to come and see their work and, in many cases, their own workspaces and studios.
Many artists will be creating new work, giving demonstrations and providing taster sessions for visitors to try out their skills.
Local artists and craft-workers have joined together to highlight the creative talent that abounds in the Banchory area, by putting together a display of their work, hosted by the owner of Whigmaleerie Gallery in Banchory, Kath Duguid.
These artists collectively known as the ‘Banchory Cluster’ are displaying a wide variety of work.
Further details of all participating artists can be found in the NEOS directories which are available in Whigmaleerie and other galleries, libraries, shops and public places.