The 600th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles in medieval history has been commemorated.
The Battle of Harlaw was a Scottish clan battle fought on July 24, 1411 just north of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. At the end of the battle, around 1500 men were dead. Its anniversary was marked on Sunday with a private service followed by the opening of a monument site to members of the public.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Peter Stephen and the Provost of Aberdeenshire Bill Howatson attended the private ceremony at the Battle of Harlaw monument.
They were joined by members of clans that took part in the battle, which was one of a series fought during the Middle Ages between the barons of north-east Scotland against those from the west coast.
The Dean of Guild Fred Dalgarno formally inaugurated the 40ft high monument, followed by Brigadier John Macfarlane who read an excerpt from an Incitement to Battle written in 1411.
There were prayers by the Rev Brian Dobby of the Chapel of Garioch and, as a lone piper played a lament, the Lord Provost and the Provost laid wreaths.
The service formed part of Aberdeen's Tartan Week which sees a number of events arranged to commemorate the Battle of Harlaw.