The humble Scottish haggis received a five-star showing at the weekend when the traditional dish was celebrated in grand style.
The second Highland Haggis Festival took place in Spean Bridge on Saturday and Sunday.
Event mascot Hector the Highland Haggis appeared at prominent Lochaber venues throughout the weekend.
And the festivities commenced on Saturday night with a dance where tasty haggis was served up in the Spean Bridge Community Hall. The Sileas Sinclair Band provided the music.
Yesterday, the main event of the weekend took place in Spean Bridge Primary School.
A range of cookery demonstrations showcasing the versatility of the dish, were conducted by some of the area’s most innovative chefs.
These included Scott Kelly of Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, Allan Donald from Laroch Restaurant, and Ballachulish and Spean Bridge’s own Ben Martin of the Station Bar and Restaurant.
There was also a haggis-flinging competition, a bouncy castle and even a Haggis Cafe.
Members of the public were able to comment on the attributes of the finest examples of the renowned dish, by taking part in a blind tasting.
The clear winner from the five available choices was WTS Forsyth and Sons of Peebles.
Dougie Beck of the festival’s organising committee said: “We had a really good crowd at the dance, it was a good mixture of young and old.
“A queue of people were waiting to get in to the event at the school. The crowd was bigger than last year and people were hanging about for a lot longer.
“The craft stalls we had seemed to go very well and the general feedback we had was very positive.
“In the blind tasting, I think people were surprised at how different all the haggis on offer were.
“The local celebrity chefs went down well, with big crowds at their demonstrations and people flocking to try the food at the end.”