Volunteers from across Aberdeenshire were recognised for their hard work at a reception held by Aberdeenshire Council at Woodhill House.
Aberdeenshire Provost Bill Howatson hosted the event, which highlighted the work of those who give up their time to help support their community.
Provost Howatson said: “Volunteers play a vital role in helping the council achieve its aim of maintaining and improving the quality of life for the residents of Aberdeenshire.
“To achieve our goals it is important the council and the voluntary sector work together as a partnership towards a common aim.
“To do this we build on existing good practice, share values and objectives and recognise each others strengths and abilities. The council can only benefit from drawing on the collective and individual expertise of volunteers to improve the services we provide.”
Each of the volunteers recognised were nominated by one of their local councillor. Volunteers at the reception included those volunteering with young children in Rainbow Groups, netball clubs, girls football, Scout Groups and swimming coaching. As well as those who work with village associations. Ambulance Service, Community Councils and residents associations were also represented.
A selection of pictures taken at the event appear on this page and more will follow in next week’s issue.