The weekend’s Speyfest enjoyed a terrific demand for tickets which led to the event being sold out for the first time in years.
The 22nd instalment of the Fochabers festival was attended by over 1,000 people during the course of the weekend.
The occasion saw a wide range of bands strut their stuff, with many different genres represented, including celtic music, and for the first time ever, country music.
One of the highlights of the weekend was a performance from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers – who wowed the crowds with their performance on the bagpipes.
The festivities got off to a flying start with an appearance from Highland band Blazin’ Fiddles.
Saturday saw the addition of a craft and food fair to provide a break from the music for those who wanted it.
The Speyfest Young Entertainer Competition was won by Aberdeen band The Rowies on Saturday, which earned them the opportunity to play on the main stage yesterday.
James Alexander, Speyfest’s organiser, was pleased that the festival had overcome challenging years and was on the up again.
He said: “In the heyday of Speyfest, before the financial decline, we were selling out regularly.
“We have had to weather the storm where we have struggled to get funding.
“We have had to tighten our belts, to make sure we were doing housekeeping, but this year we were back to the good old days.”
He said that the day programme at the festival had appealed to music fan of all ages “from babies to grandparents”.
And he added: “The younger teens turned up later and it turned into a rock concert at night.”