Hundreds of Scottish country dancers tripped the light fantastic at an annual festival in Aberdeen at the weekend.
Dancers of all ages hit the dance floor in the city’s iconic Beach Ballroom putting on a dazzling array of jigs and reels.
It was a change of venue for the annual Scottish Country Dance Festival, which usually takes place in the Music Hall.
The event – which is the dance section of the popular Aberdeen and North-East of Scotland Music Festival – was hailed a huge success by organisers.
Festival secretary, Doris Young, said: “The venue was brilliant for the dancers – it worked really well.
“The dancing was also of a very good standard.
“The adjudicator, who came from Edinburgh, said he was very impressed with the standard.
“He goes round the country and abroad and he said that at no other festival had he seen such a high standard of dancing, so we were delighted to hear that.”
She added; “There was a really good atmosphere at the Beach Ballroom, and all the granny’s who came to watch said they remembered going there to see the big bands.
“It is a lovely venue – absolutely beautiful.
“We were very impressed with it.
“It was also amazing to see all the young children taking part.
“It is great for them to see other people dancing, especially the older girls – it really encourages them.”
Over 90 teams from the north-east and Perth took part in the two-day festival on Friday and Saturday.
Live music was provided by James Coutts, Frank Thomson, Angela Young and Graham Berry.
The festival was open to any Scottish country dance group and included sections for children and adults.
Teams from primary and secondary schools including Danestone Primary, Ashley Road School, Towie School, Tarves Primary, Meiklemill School, Slains Primary, and Robert Gordon’s College took part.
Also taking part were the Keith Lassies, the Keig Reelers and Rhynie Girls.
This year, the youngest performers were aged four and the oldest was in her eighties.
The Airyhall Dancers team, who won The Lady Sempill Silver Salver, have been dancing together since they were in primary school.