A large-scale manhunt is under way for a suspected extremist gunman who killed three near a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
It might still be more than a month until Santa visits, but hundreds of Dundee residents still decked the streets for the annual Christmas lights switch-on.
Glamis Castle, the ancestral home to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret will be open to visitors throughout the Winter Season.
Foods from around the world are on offer at an urban street market which has set up camp in the city centre.
A Christmas market filled to the brim with local goods and produce will aim to bring a bit of festive cheer to the West End this winter.
Artists and local traders are being asked to join a Fairtrade Christmas market that is moving to Dundee after almost a decade in Edinburgh