A Moray whisky distillery is marking more than 30 years in support of a historic Highland Games event.
The Braemar Royal Highland Society celebrates its 200th anniversary at today’s Braemar Gathering, and has enjoyed the backing of the Glenfiddich whisky distillery, based outside Dufftown, since 1983.
Thousands will observe the Herculean efforts of the Glenfiddich heavy athletes as they test their strength and skill with events including the caber toss.
The distillery’s Royan Graham said: “The Braemar Gathering is always a spectacular showcase of Scottish culture and this year’s event is extra special, with the celebration of the bicentenary of the Braemar Royal Highland Society.
“The society, run by volunteers, does an incredible job in organising the games and this year’s crowd is in for a real treat, especially from the heavy athletes.”
The Speyside malthouse began its support of the heavies 32 years ago with the creation of the Glenfiddich Grampian Games Championship, which spans 12 events across the summer.
During each gathering, competitors accrue points and the overall winner will be announced today.
This year’s favourites are Craig Sinclair and Lorne Colthard, both of whom are expected to attempt some record breaking performances.