Aberdeen International Youth Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a parade in the city this weekend.
During the next ten days, communities across the north-east will be treated to a feast of music, dance and theatre from some of the world's most talented young artists as part of the summer event.
The University of the Philippines Concert Chorus are among the first arrivals who will take part in the anniversary celebrations with a parade on Saturday.
As part of one of the world’s top university choirs, the youngsters are returning to the city for the 12th time and will be celebrating their own 50th anniversary.
Emmanuel Deleonjr, assistant conductor of the group, said: “It means a lot being here and we have been invited several times. People are so lovely and they know how to appreciate different music even if they can’t understand the language; the music speaks for itself.”
Stewart Aitken, Aberdeen festival director, said: “Right at the heart of this event is about sharing the cultural exchanges and the energy of the performers.
“The excitement and the desire to entertain - whether it’s through choir, orchestra, theatre or dance - is clear to see. We can see that raw energy from the stage to the audience and it’s fantastic to be a part of.”