Aberdeen has been ranked among the top 10 places to live and work in the UK.
The city rose from 11th to ninth in the annual Good Growth for Cities Index, with Edinburgh sixth and Glasgow 25th, while Oxford was placed top.
The Demos-PwC index measured the performance of the 42 biggest UK cities against 10 indicators based on the views of the public and business as to what is key to economic success and well-being.
Employment, health, income and skills were judged the most important factors, while housing affordability, commuting times, environmental factors and income inequality were also included in the index as well as business start-ups.
Now in its tenth year, the report said: “Aberdeen especially experienced a relatively large improvement in its scores this year.”