ABERDEENSHIRE has fared well in a survey which asked people how happy and satisfied they were in their lives.
The study was carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).People were asked four questions - how satisfied they were in their life, how worthwhile they considered their life to be, how happy they felt the day before, and how anxious they were on the same day.
Scores for life satisfaction and happiness in Aberdeenshire were well above the national average.
The results listed scores for life satisfaction as 7.87 out of 10, an average rating of 7.95 for feeling worthwhile, 7.63 for feeling happy the day before the survey, and the rating for feeling anxious the previous day was 2.59 out of 10.
Aberdeen was officially named the happiest city in the UK in the survey.
The UK’s happiest places are the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.