A north-east attraction has scooped a tourism award.
Milton of Crathes Station, operated by the Deeside Railway Company, was presented with a three-star Quality Assurance award from the Scottish Tourist Board, part of VisitScotland.
The award was presented after the tourism body visited the attraction for the first time.
The station, which boasts a Victorian tea room, serves the Royal Deeside Railway line, a mile of track which transports visitors on a return journey on a steam and diesel locomotive.
Jo Robinson, VisitScotland regional director, said: “I’d like to welcome the Deeside Railway Company Ltd into our Quality Assurance scheme and congratulate them on their recent three-star award, attained at their first grading visit.
“Customers want quality and value for money experiences and star gradings help visitors make informed decisions and select businesses that meet and exceed these expectations.
“This is crucial in making Scotland a must-visit, must-return destination.”
To fulfil the criteria for three stars, the attraction needed to score at least 71% as part of a visit from undercover assessors, which is deemed to be “very good”. It was judged on several different categories, including cleanliness, staff and core experience.