Spirits were as high as the Cuillin mountains in the backdrop as thousands of party-goers flocked to the Skye Live festival.
Portree put on a show as the event was staged for a second year, having moved from the headland known as “the Lump” to the King George V playing fields on the other side of the town.
The new venue and expanded line-up did not disappoint.
The organisers assembled a stellar cast, with the eclectic mix featuring world famous DJs such as Simian Mobile Disco, folk music royalty in the form of Capercaillie, and electronic rock band Public Service Broadcasting, who brought the proceedings to a close on Saturday night.
There was plenty of local talent on display as well, with Skye’s own up-and-coming electro Celtic fusion group Niteworks providing a highlight on Friday night, and former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro reuniting with Blair Douglas to roll back the years with a set packed with sing-a-long classics to get the crowd going on Saturday.
It was not just on the stage that Skye’s brightest and best were to be found, either.
Dunvegan’s Danny MacAskill, one of the world’s most famous stunt riders, brought along his “Drop and Roll” show to wow festival-goers.
On the culinary side, the island’s most famous chefs joined forces in the Skye Live Kitchen, including the Three Chimneys’ Scott Davies, the Kinloch Lodge’s Michelin-starred Marcello Tully, Michael Smith, who has just relaunched Skye’s Loch Bay restaurant in Stein,
Calum Munro, chef-proprietor of Scorrybreac and Calum Montgomery, head chef at Ullinish Lodge.
As with the music, it was a cut above standard festival fare, and left you hungry for more next year.