An Aberdeenshire town is gearing up to beat the January blues with its biggest ever winter beer festival.
The organisers behind Banchory’s Beer at the Barn hope to attract a varied crowd with their range of local tipples, food and music.
The event will return from Friday, February 10, until Saturday, February 11, at Woodend Barn, next to the Deeside Rugby Club pitches, and will take place across three sessions.
Brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson, who are behind the event, said tickets for the mini-festival are selling out fast.
Guy added: “We have six gins, we are doing more than before, it is where the interest seems to be. There will be prosecco there for the first time, which is another new element.
“There is a lot of local stuff, we are big advocates of Buy North East. I think especially with the current climate, it is more important than ever that we focus on small, independent producers rather than the big guys.
“It is people’s first drinking session after New Year. It seems to be the first time people get out after Christmas.”
Musicians and bands including Loki, Scott Walker, Uniform, True Gents, Rachael Bisset, Sails, The Malpuso Gang and The Funcy Pieces will take to the stage for Beer at the Barn.
The three sessions will run on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and evening – though the latter has already sold-out.
Beers and ales will be on offer from Durris’ 7 Brewing, Laurencekirk’s Six Degrees North, the Deeside Brewery, as well as the Black Isle and Cromarty breweries.
Locals spirits will also be on offer from Deeside Gin and Udny Green’s Teasmith Gin.
The brothers have also created their own tea infused tonic with Fraserburgh’s Summerhouse Drinks especially for the event.