The finest of Highland music, culture and heritage will be on full view in Oban this week as the town hosts the Oban Games and Argyllshire Gathering.
It is well known for being one of the biggest events in the Highland games calendar.
Some of the finest pipers from all over the world have been invited to compete in Oban.
As tradition dictates, the winner of the coveted Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal will have the honour of leading the march from the town centre to the games field at Mossfield tomorrow.
The winner will be joined by the rest of the pipers and His Grace the Duke of Argyll, president of the Argyllshire Gathering.
He said: “This annual event was originally set up as an opportunity for the families of Argyll to get together.
“Argyll is a big county, rivalries existed and a gathering with traditional sports and activities managed to keep a sense of unity and peace.
“Since the 19th Century, it has continued to serve as a social occasion both for those who live here and for those whose roots lie in the area, many of whom make a point of returning every year.
“We welcome visitors from all around the world, who have come to compete, to watch, to listen and to meet each other.”
There will be several competitions in piping, Highland dancing, athletics and heavies taking place at Mossfield throughout the day.
Entertainment will include a heritage tent with various stalls providing information about local projects. There will also be all the usual popular trade stalls supplying Highland produce.