Chainsaw carvers from around the world are revving up for the carving event of the year in a Highland village.
Carve Carrbridge will feature four hours of fierce competition as competitors are challenged to produce a spectacular piece of art using only chainsaws.
More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the annual event, which is now in its 12th year.
The competition, on Saturday August 30, takes place over four hours, with competitors not allowed to use any other form of cutting tools.
All sculptures created on the day are auctioned off at the end following prizegiving at about 4.30pm.
Last year’s winner, Pete Bowsher, from Moffat in Dumfriesshire, is back to defend his title but three-times winner Iain Chalmers, from the Black Isle, will be hoping to scupper that plan.
There are several new carvers appearing at this year’s Carve Carrbridge, including Carrie Yuan who is one of three woman taking part.
Others competing include Nick Speakman, from England, David Roberts, from Wales, and Tom Castaneda of the USA.
There will also be a 30 minute “quick carve” competition, where competitors are challenged to produce a small work against the clock.
A range of additional activities will also be on offer, including a wood working workshop, learning how to make music from wood instruments, and even axe throwing.
There will be music from the Strathspey Pipe Band and a range of stalls to browse, as well as face painting and beat the goalie.
Free shuttle buses will be running from Landmark and Station Road car parks and there will be a special viewing area for wheelchair users.
The event takes place from 10am, with carving starting from 10.30am.