Arts: All-star cast at school
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year as the partnership with Aberdeenshire Council is announced.
About 1,100 students are pursuing degrees at the conservatoire across its specialisms in music, drama, dance, film and production.
Famous alumni include Scottish big screen stars Robert Carlyle and James McAvoy as well as former Dr Who actor David Tennant and singer Sheena Easton.
The organisation also works with national companies including the National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Opera.