The Queen has officially opened a new university library which houses more than a million books and collections of rare manuscripts.
A crowd of students and well-wishers lined the entrance to the University of Aberdeen's Sir Duncan Rice Library to welcome the Queen, who was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.
She met the building's architects, donors and members of staff before unveiling a plaque on the ground floor.
The cube-shaped building, which opened to the public last year, was conceived by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen to mark the ice and light of the north and is the largest capital fundraising project undertaken by the university.
The library was named after a former principal of the institution, Sir Duncan Rice.