Archaeologists are encouraging people to get their hands dirty at a digging event taking place at Crathes Castle.
The National Trust for Scotland’s latest ‘big dig’ project runs from October 11-25 October.
Anyone aged 10 and over are invited to commit at least one of their days to ‘Dig for a Day’.
There will also be daily 10-minute talks on the latest discoveries on site at 11am and 2pm - except on Wednesdays.
Dr Fraser will give two 30-minute talks on the estate’s fascinating past at 11.30am in the castle cafe on Thursday, October 16 and October 23. Book your place by calling now on 0844 493 2166. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Notify the team if you have a disability so that arrangements for you can be discussed.