An annual event which brings thousands of people to the north-east will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a unique display paying homage to its earliest days.
The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival regularly draws upwards of 10,000 people to Portsoy for a weekend of boat making, sailing and music events.
And next year the hugely successful festival will be celebrating its 25th year.
To mark the occasion, organisers have asked past attendees to share their fondest memories and memorabilia with the wider public for a special exhibition in the summer.
A spokeswoman said: “2018 marks the 25th year of the boat festival and to celebrate we will be marking the occasion in various ways at next year’s event.
“We would like to create a display at the festival next year with photos and memorabilia from through the years, asking for help from the community to do this.
“We will also welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for the future of the festival. We would also be grateful for additional volunteer support, both to help to organise the festival and also hands-on help to set up during the week prior – and during the festival weekend.”
Yesterday, dozens of people attended a drop-in session in the village’s Station Hotel to share their own memories.
Organisers had created a photographic display featuring press cuttings of the festival
Next year, the boat festival will take place over the weekend of June 30 and July 1.
Interest in the event has surged in recent years thanks to the harbour featuring in the movie Whisky Galore, featuring Eddie Izzard.
Figures released since the film was released have indicated that 10% of the people who attend the festival come from overseas.