The north-east’s biggest summer gala was on the crest of a wave last night as thousands of people gathered to watch the annual raft race and fireworks display.
The contest took place at the Peterhead’s Lido as part of the port’s annual Scottish Week.
There was more action on the water in the shape of the bay swim challenge before the crowds settled down to enjoy the pyrotechnics.
Scottish Week treasurer, Graham Barron said: “It’s going so well. The bay swim went really well as did the raft race.”
Mr Barron said that although he was disappointed that only four of the 13 teams who entered the rafting competition showed up, those who took part wowed the crowds.
he said: “If it’s going to survive we’re going to need more participants than that, but I was delighted with what we did see.”
The 2015 Scottish Week raft race was won by Team McGill who finished in front of Peterhead Port Authority, Score Group and First Class Nursery.
The winner of the bay swim was Richard Masson, second place went to Briony Rollo and Peter Henderson finished third.
And with the sun forecast to continue to shine over the next three days, so is the gala.
Today, the Highland Dancing Festival will start in the Rescue Hall at 11am before a children’s party takes over the community centre from 1.30pm-3.30pm.
But the biggest coup for the organisers is the return of The Blades aerobatic display team.
The team was due to take to the skies last year, but two attempts had to be aborted due to fog.
The pilots will be in the air over the Blue Toon from 7pm.
Scottish Week has been held in the town every year since 1961 and attracts thousands of visitors.
Similar galas in towns and villages across the country have gradually died out and the Peterhead event is now the only one of its kind in Scotland.