Hundreds of visitors flocked to the north-east at the weekend for an art, music and culture festival.
The seventh annual Coast Festival was held at venues across Banff and Macduff, and even yesterday’s poor weather failed to dampen spirits.
The fun got under way on Friday night with an opening event in Macduff Town Hall.
Festivities carried on throughout the weekend with a special event on Saturday night at the former Tarlair Pool.
The two-hour concert, dubbed At Home by the Sea, featured music, poetry and storytelling, and was the biggest live music event at the Macduff landmark since Wet Wet Wet, Runrig and Jethro Tull played there during the 1990s.
Festival chairwoman Alison Simpson said: “It has been a tremendous success with an upturn in visitors of around a third compared to last year.
“There has been a real buzz around the town and record numbers at some events. From the feedback we’ve had, people have been very impressed.”
More than 1,000 people attended the festival, which also showcased new work by about 40 artists as well as performances from up-and-coming young singers and established musicians.
There was also a range of family-friend events, including creative workshops, theatre shows and storytelling sessions – as well as the chance for youngsters to get their own back on the grown-ups with a wet sponge throwing event.