Police have probed an offensive comment made to comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli at a Highland book festival.
The broadcaster-turned chef was interrupted during his curry-cooking demonstration at the Nairn Book and Arts Festival on Tuesday night.
The rest of his audience “drowned out” the heckler.
In a statement on the festival’s website, Mr Kohli said he had “an amazing time” in Nairn and would not let one man’s “idiocy” spoil that.
The organisers said the incident had been reported to the police.
A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed today: “A complaint has been made to us by a member of public and appropriate advice will be given to those involved.”
It is believed the comment was made by one individual.
Mr Kohli said: “I had the most amazing time in Nairn surrounded by the most welcoming people.
“One man’s idiocy couldn’t undo the warmth I felt and the support of my friends in Nairn.”
The festival said in a statement: “An incident which occurred during a festival event on Tuesday has been reported to the police.
“This involved a comment which was made to Hardeep Singh Kohli during his evening event. We are aware that this comment caused offence.
“We would like to make it clear that we felt that the incident was dealt with firmly and conclusively at the time it occurred.
“Having spoken to Hardeep Singh Kohli at length, it is clear that he felt that the incident was dealt with appropriately by all parties concerned.”
The Nairn Book and Arts Festival is being held this week despite a funding crisis earlier this year.
Organisers had concerns that the 14th festival would not be staged because of a £15,000 financial shortfall.
A public appeal was launched to raise the money needed to secure its future
As well as Mr Singh Kohli, the festival is also featuring novelists Simon Mawer, J David Simons, SG Maclean, and Cynthia Rogerson and broadcaster Bernard Ponsonby.