Thousands descend on Burghead year in, year out to celebrate its fiery New Year tradition - and this year was certainly no exception.
Burning of the Clavie
Huge flames leapt into the air as a Moray community celebrated the arrival of the New Year in its own unique style.
Revellers gathered in Burghead to celebrate the ancient fire ritual that involves carrying a collection of split casks set alight through the Moray village.
As the Moray fishing village of Burghead prepares to take part in an ancient New Year's tradition on Friday, we took a look back at some of the best pictures captured at the world famous event.
An ancient New Year's tradition will bring visitors from around the world to a Moray fishing village this week.
One of the most unique events on the Moray annual calendar takes place next week.
Hundreds of locals and visitors braved the subzero temperatures in one Moray village to watch the 1,600-year-old tradition of the Burning of the Clavie last night to mark the old New Year.
Tonight visitors from far and wide will descend on Burghead for the annual Burning of the Clavie festival.
A lot changes in 30 years, as the transformation in how people live today compared to the 1980s proves.
Fierce winds could not blow centuries of tradition off course when Moray villagers staged a fiery homage to their ancestors last night.
The ancient Burning of the Clavie ceremony received cross-party parliamentary approval just hours before the first of the staves were ignited yesterday.
The Burning of the Clavie is a celebration of the ancient Scots Hogmanay, which fell on January 11 before the Gregorian calendar was introduced in Britain in the 18th century.
Young men in a Moray village have pledged to keep the flame alive of an ancient fire festival that has enthralled generations of their families.
The Burning of the Clavie is one of Moray's most historic institutions, and organisers have vowed not to let adverse weather get in the way of this year's celebration.
Organisers are forging ahead with plans for one of Moray's most historic and fiery annual celebrations.
Thousands of revellers braved the wintry streets of a Moray village to celebrate a medieval fire festival with the crowds warmed by a burning barrel steeped in creosote and tradition.
Thousands of revellers braved the wintry streets of a Moray village to celebrate a medieval fire festival, where a barrel is set alight to ward off evil spirits for the New Year ahead.
Residents of Burghead, with a burning passion for tradition, will welcome in the old Scottish New Year tonight as thousands of spectators look on.
Organisers are hotly anticipating this Saturday's Burning of the Clavie celebration in Burghead, as the village marks the new year with a spectacle thought to date back to Pictish times.
A burning passion for tradition will see thousands descend on the village of Burghead to celebrate the old Scottish New Year, writes Susan Welsh