a packed programme of events welcomed members to the 31st music and song festival which took place in Kirriemuir over three days at the weekend.
Impromptu sessions were held throughout the town along with ceilidhs and dances, whilst on Saturday the serious side of the competitions took place.
The results were as follows:
Men’s singing - Bill Gray, Peterhead; women’s singing - Sarah Walker, Westhill, Aberdeenshire; bothy ballad - Bill Gray; novice singer - Erin Hart-Winks, Kirriemuir; local singer - Erin Hart-Winks.
Accordion junior and open - Kyle Innes, Strathmiglo; fiddle open - Anne Nicol, Inverurie; fiddle JF Dickie Cup - Anne Nicol; instrumental pairs - Steven Stark, Auchtermuchty and Kyle Innes; melodeon - Ian Cruickshanks, Kirriemuir; mouth organ - Murray Douglas, Kemnay; tin whistle - Sarah Simpson, Aberdeen; diddling - Shirley Watt, Aberdeen; oral whistling - Patrick Newman, Cortachy.
Storytelling - Jane Chalmers, Fraserburgh; Doric verse - Gary Stewart, Huntly.
Best pub session - Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir; best non-pub session - George Rennie, Kirriemuir; best overall performer - Murray Douglas.
As usual the festival attracted a number of popular guests including local man Joe Aitken who was joined by Natalie Chalmers and Hector Riddell, as well as the 20-strong singing group Angus Folk.
Forfar Instrumental Band played to a packed audience in Kirriemur Square on Saturday.
Among the other guests who performed were Carol and Alan Prior, Rosely Ceilidh Band, Skirdechal, Jes Smith, Jim Taylor and John Valentine.
The organisers have hailed the festival a big success, attracting many people from around Scotland to Kirriemuir.