The unusual sight of vintage tractors playing football helped the Fettercairn Show pull in one of the largest crowds in its 200-year history.
Organisers estimate the annual show attracted more than 5,000 spectators during its 2018 outing on Saturday.
A packed schedule of events was laid on for the visitors, including animal judging, tug-of-war, Highland dancing and races.
A raft of stalls and competitions were also laid on by community groups, while a marquee dance and family dance were held during the previous week.
For many, however, the three rounds of vintage tractor football played proved to be the highlight of the show.
Alison Argo, who helped to organise the event, said: “It was a fantastic day and the crowds were exceptional.
“They were some of the best we have had in a long time. A lot of people were there to see the tractors.
“Some said it was a bit scary to watch these big machines chasing a 6ft ball but most of the tractors behaved themselves – if they didn’t they were sent to the sin bin.
“Everything went well apart from one of the balls getting a puncture.
“People came from far and wide to see it.”
The Fettercairn Show was first held in 1826 when it was founded by a local laird.
Its livestock judging events – covering horses, cattle and sheep – attracted farmers from as far afield as Elgin and Fife.
Mrs Argo said: “Lots of small one-day shows in the north-east have gone by the wayside so we are lucky we have kept ours going.
“It’s still very much a family day out which is fun for people of all ages.
“This year’s crowd was the biggest we have had in a long time – definitely since I have been on the committee.
“The tractors were clearly a big draw.”