The sound of traditional Scottish music will echo down the streets of a Moray town for the next three days.
Performers from a bustling line-up will begin arriving in Keith today for the start of the town’s 42nd annual music festival.
Pubs and shops will be transformed into venues for bands and singers devoted to keep treasured forms of Scots music alive.
Scottish five-piece group Breabach are the centre-piece of the packed programme with a headline concert in the Royal Hotel tomorrow evening. Also booked for the night are local ceilidh band Ill’Trickit and Huntly singer Iona Fyfe.
However, the festivities begin tonight with an opening ceilidh in the bowling club and sessions that offer talented locals the chance to pick up an instrument and join in.
The best bothy ballads performers from across the north-east will also be in Keith for the weekend for a concert.
Tomorrow evening (SAT) young winners from more than 40 competitions held throughout the day will come together for a special concert in St Thomas Hall.
Meanwhile, on Sunday local youngsters will take centre stage in a “bairn’s ceilidh” in the bowling club, where children will take to the floor themselves to perform jigs and reels.
The music will also be taken outdoors on the final day with an open-air event scheduled for Reidhaven Square.
Festival committee chairwoman Kathleen Anderson revealed excitement was already building ahead of headliner Breabach’s performance.
However, Mrs Anderson stressed the event was aimed at bringing the whole town together with a range of events.
She said: “It creates quite an atmosphere across the whole town.
“We try and make it include as many people as possible so we have guests going into the homes and hospital on Saturday afternoon as well.”