A north-east beer festival has been officially opened with the help of the Guide Dog puppy it sponsors.
The Midsummer Beer Happening in Stonehaven raised £10,000 at its 2017 event to go towards the cause.
The puppy, Summer, was on hand to open the 10th anniversary of the three-day celebration of beer, food and music, which runs until Saturday and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the area.
This year, the non-profit festival will be held in aid of four good causes – Stonehaven Men’s Shed, Stonehaven Sea Cadets, local youth football and Rhythm Nation Dance and Fitness.
Organiser Robert Lindsay said: “The opening of the festival was excellent.
“It was really busy and we had a really good number of people down on the first night.
“We also had Summer, who we have helped support, and that was really nice for us.
“We are looking at about 5,500 people visiting over the course of the weekend which would be absolutely fantastic for us.
“The whole event is not for profit and we are looking to raise around £30,000 for the good causes we have chosen this year.
“It’s a huge community event and a huge effort goes into getting it going every year.”