Celebrated chef Andrew Fairlie is to be remembered at a special dinner as part of the Mhor Festival in historic Perthshire.
The two Michelin starred chef, who died in January aged 55, played a key role in the annual Friday Night Feast at the festival for several years.
To honour his legacy, this year the Friday festivities on May 24 will remember the Gleneagles chef and all proceeds from the festival’s fundraising will go to the chef’s chosen charity – the Cornhill MacMillan Centre in Perth.
Lisa Lewis, Mhor Festival organiser, said: “Andrew was well loved and will be much missed at Mhor Festival this year.
“He was a regular here and helped make the feast the great celebration it now is so it is only right that we stage it this year in his honour.”
Featuring five courses by five of the Scotland’s most inspirational chefs, organisers say the feast will be “a celebration of the world class talent and outstanding produce Andrew showcased in his restaurant at Gleneagles Hotel”.
Now in its eighth year, the festival’s menu will be prepared by chefs including Nick Nairn, Marysia Paszkowska and Lorna McNee of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie.
Feast-goers will dine under the lights of one of the world’s largest mirror balls to the live soundtrack of Scottish singer songwriter Carol Laula.
Since his death in January following a long battle against a brain tumour, the cooking world has rallied to honour the Gleaneagles chef.
In February the The Fairlie Scholarship was launched by Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) in recognition of Andrew’s lasting legacy on the hospitality industry.
The scholarship, sponsored by HIT Scotland, Gleneagles and the Scottish Government, is positioned as “the ultimate scholarship any aspiring chef could receive” and will be awarded annually to one man and one woman studying or working in Scotland.
Andrew, from Perth, stepped down from his Gleneagles restaurant in November 2018 after announcing his terminal diagnosis.
The renowned chef was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005 and received chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
He also had surgery but was told in June 2018 that no further treatment was available.
Mhor Festival runs from May 24 to 26 at Monachyle Mhor near Balquhidder in the Trossachs.