It was more a case of the summer of mud than the summer of love yesterday at Belladrum.
But spirits stayed high despite the rain at the music festival near Beauly.
Event promoter and organiser Joe Gibbs said that the opening night’s headliners, Sister Sledge, created “one of the most emotional Bella moments ever” in the 14 years of the festival as about 8,000 people gathered at the main stage.
He added: “It’s been absolutely amazing and I’ve been blown away by the atmosphere.
“It’s been constantly wet throughout and bit more like ‘wellie’ drum – but people have been quite careful walking about.
“It’s not dampened anyone’s spirits and everyone is having a fantastic time and I suppose it’s the classic, typical Highland summer. Although one always hopes for sun I don’t think we have had a single Belladrum where it’s been completely dry.”
Police were also called into action yesterday during a live performance by Scottish folk band Ho-Ro by escorting a reveller off the main stage.
More information about the work being done by officers at the festival can be found on the Highlands and Islands police social media page.
This year’s festival has also attracted bands such as rock group Twin Atlantic, Franz Ferdinand, KT Tunstall and Feeder.
On the festival’s opening day on Thursday, Helmsdale couple Malcolm and Caroline Cowie tied the knot at the Belladrum chapel after being engaged for 16 years.
Incredibly the pair, who are both 36, only applied to hire the venue last month – and their families were not told about it until after the wedding.
More than 18,500 people are expected to flock to Belladrum over the weekend.
Mr Gibbs said that both he and the festival organisers are happy with that kind of number, adding: “It grows a little bit every year but only by a few 100 each time.
“We have always had the sort of organic approach to it as a festival.”