An Ellon rally driver and leading bus provider have announced their sponsorship deal for the Granite City Rally later this month.
Stagecoach Bluebird will be supporting Stevie Brown and the team as they make a comeback to the national series after a year away from the sport.
Former 1600 Scottish Rally Champion, Stevie Brown, said he his delighted to be back in the driving seat with support from the bus firm.
He said: “I’m really excited to welcome Stagecoach Bluebird on board the motor sport adventure.
“There are a number of similarities we share in our partnership, with a primary focus on professional driving and safety.
“The Granite City Rally is a fantastic event which is hugely popular with rally teams and fans alike, with the stages lined with huge crowds of spectators - it creates a fantastic atmosphere.”
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, April 26.
Stagecoach North Scotland marketing manager, Claire Burt added: “This is a very positive sponsorship, with a local talented driver and a local event.
“We are looking forward to working with Stevie and adapting some of his skills-sets within our internal communications programmes, by applying his planning and racing tactics to various projects.
“This partnership will help to emphasis to our teams the constant need for safety and the attention to detail needed to be a superb driver - it will also have its elements of fun.”