A troop of Scots have travelled to Estonia to visit a festival as part of an initiative to experience different cultures.
Estonian participants in this year’s Portsoy Traditional Scottish Boating Festival welcomed 30 north-east locals to their country this week.
The group who travelled over included pipers, Highland dancers, a syncronised skipping group, Aberdeenshire singers, musicians and a range of crafters.
As part of the festival experience programme, 30 representatives from Scotland, Latvia and Estonia will visit each others festivals to enrich each event.
The Scots attended the Estonian event Kurgifestival on Monday to show off their talents.
The event centres around cucumbers, with cartoon impressions of the fruit decorating all of the posters.
Latvians who attended the boat festival were also present in Estonia and will welcome everyone to the Echo festival it Latvia on Saturday.
Roger Goodyear, co-chairman of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival said: “From the moment we had the first approach from Latvia and Estonia for a link up of festivals we were excited about the potential such a link would provide.
“The Portsoy Festival has been steadily increasing its international standing and this development with these two Baltic states gives us a great opportunity to present the wonderfully rich heritage of the north-east to an even rear
“It also provides a unique opportunity for us to learn about the culture of these two countries and to experience some of their food, music and dance and food.”