More than 10,000 party-goers are expected to flock to Inverness tonight to bring in 2020.
The Red Hot Highland Fling will be held at the Northern Meeting Park, and organisers are promising a night to remember.
The annual winter festival, which began a decade ago, has grown considerably in recent years to become one of the top ways to celebrate the New Year.
Compered by comedian Craig Hill, the line-up includes a performance by four-piece Dorec-a-belle before headlines Skipinnish take to the stage.
Inverness city area manager David Haas said he hopes people take away a true feeling of “community, warmth and good will.”
He said: “We have got a hard act to follow each year in trying to improve and deliver something that the Highlands can be proud of. Through the collective work of councillors, partners in the community and our own event’s team led by Gerry Reynolds, our events manager, we are hoping we can replicate that. It’s going to be great.”
He added: “Over the 10 years it has kept its class, it has kept its style and we are welcome Craig Hill back as the compere. We are very lucky to have him and we are very lucky to be able to celebrate Hogmanay in the Highlands.”
Highland four piece Dorec-a-belle, who combining their unique vocal harmonies with acoustic guitar, sax, accordion and cello, will get the party started at 8.30pm.
The fling will also crown a stellar year for Highland folk rockers Torridon who will make their debut whilst keeping the packed crowd dancing their way into 2020.
The four-and-a-half hour event, funded by the Inverness Common Good Fund, will be brought to a spectacular close with a fireworks display and a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
Celebrations will also take place on Skye with dozens of residents gathering in Portree to bring in the bells in style.
The event, organised by Portree and Braes Trust, will commence from 9pm in Somerled Square featuring live music from the Isle of Skye Pipe band and Hector Henderson Quattro.
Caithness revellers will also be coming together to celebrate the New Year at street parties in Sir John’s Square in Thurso and Market Square in Wick from around 11pm.
In Oban, there will be a fireworks display in the town centre high above local landmark McCaig’s Tower. The fireworks will be set off at the bells.
Organisers Bid4Oban say the best viewpoints are the harbour, Station Square, Stafford Street, Oban Esplanade and the North and South Piers.