The historic grounds of an Aberdeenshire estate came to life at the weekend as thousands of people turned out for a popular festival.
The sold-out Pitmedden Music Festival took place across Friday and Saturday, attracting about 1,800 people, and was hailed a huge success by its organisers last night.
The not-for-profit event was held at the Pitmedden Garden Estate and ended with a rousing set by Shetland folk-rock seven-piece The Revellers.
There were also performances from the Bon Accord Silver Band, Concordia String Orchestra, Guarana Street band, Chaotica and the Craibstone Ceilidh Band.
Festival director, Angie Stemp, said: “We had a fantastic year, we had 1,800 throughout which is the same as last year and we are pleased with that considering the weather was very cold. Saturday was a bit cold and a bit grey.
“The quality of the music was fantastic, we had quite a varied programme over the two days.
“We had Chaotica and Voodoo Vibe on Friday who are fantastic and we had the Bon Accord Silver Band who were amazing, it was lovely.
“On Saturday night everyone was dancing all night. We finished off with a band who came down from Shetland, the Revellers, they just had everybody jumping up and down.
“The feedback today was that the music could be heard for miles around. We just had a tent full of people having a whale of a time.”
She added: “The atmosphere was amazing. It is great to have that feeling at the festival.”
In addition to the music there was a beer festival offering a selection of local craft ales and ciders, and a bouncy castle, puppet show and music sessions for children.
Money raised from the event will be put towards future community arts events around Pitmedden.