The record-breaking 2014 Royal National Mod reached a rousing climax as hundreds of competitors performed at Inverness Castle.
The event – which was held in the Highland capital for the first time in 17 years – has been hailed as the best ever.
And organisers have promised to bring the celebration of all things Gaelic back to Inverness sooner rather than later.
It is estimated that the festival has brought up to £3million into the local economy, with more than 3,100 competitors descending on the Highland capital.
The Mod officially closed on Saturday with a massed choir procession through the city centre, culminating in a ceremony handing the reigns over to representatives from 2015 host town Oban.
The parade started at Crown Primary, before going along High Street, past the city’s historic Town House and finishing at Inverness Castle.
Hundreds gathered to watch the massed choir perform around the statue of Flora Macdonald in the grounds of the castle.
Allan Campbell, convener of the Inverness Mod committee, said: “It was a special way to finish the Mod, which has been a success from start to finish.
“I think we have achieved all of our targets and in some ways it has surpassed expectation.
“The number of competitors was hugely encouraging, and I think the Mod has embraced Inverness, while the city has also taken the Mod to its heart.
“The crowds have been excellent for both the competitions and the fringe events.
“It’s been a real team effort and I would like to take the chance to thank Highland Council in particular for their help.
“Also, Eden Court which has been a fantastic venue. Some have joked that it would be great if we could put Eden Court on wheels and take it wherever the Mod is being held.”
Visitor numbers are estimated at more than 8,500, and people came from across Scotland, the UK, Canada and even the United Arab Emirates.
There was a substantial rise in the number of under-18s competing in traditional singing events and an increase the number of secondary school choirs taking part.
John MacLeod, chairman of Mod organisers An Comunn Gaidhealach, said: “The closing event has gone very well.
“I refer to the massed choir at the end of the Mod as the national Gaelic choir of Scotland and they certainly lived up to that here in Inverness.”