A new crackdown on domestic abuse is getting under way, with police pledging to take action against this "most heinous of crimes".
The two-month initiative aims to curb the problem of domestic violence over the festive period.
The campaign, which is being run by the police violence reduction unit (VRU), comes in the wake of figures showing a 7% rise in domestic abuse.
Across Scotland, police recorded 59,847 such incidents in 2011-12, up from 55,698 the previous year.
Steve House, the new Chief Constable of Scotland, has already pledged to be "relentless" in tackling the problem when the country's eight police forces become one new nationwide force next April.
Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Graham Goulden, who leads the anti-violence campaign for the VRU, stressed domestic abuse was "everyone's problem".
He stated: "Forces across Scotland have carried out some fantastic work over the past few years to tackle domestic abuse, and their commitment to continuing this work, as stated by the Chief Constable of Scotland, is strong.
"They have been supported in this by partners like Scottish Women's Aid, Assist, White Ribbon Scotland and many others.
"Together, they have built a powerful united front against this most heinous of crimes, demonstrating clearly that domestic abuse will not be tolerated in 21st-century Scotland and that those who commit it will be dealt with."
The seasonal crackdown on domestic abuse starts on Saturday and continues through to January 31.