Hollywood star Gerard Butler delighted residents and visitors of a Strathearn village when he popped into a local cafe.
The Scottish actor attended the opening day of Comrie fortnight, a two-week festival in the village, at the weekend.
Before the event he visited Cafe Comrie to pick up a programme showing all of the activities lined up during the fortnight, which kicked off on Saturday.
The Paisley-born PS I Love You and Olympus Has Fallen star is no stranger to Comrie as his mother, Margaret Coll, has lived in the village for a number of years.
Cafe Comrie owner Lesley Sheen said Butler usually stops in when visiting his mother but she could not resist an opportunity to promote the village festival this time.
“He is not here very often but when he is he usually comes into the cafe,” she said.
“We’re all used to him being here now so we don’t bother so much but when he picked up a programme I thought it would be a good way to promote Comrie Fortnight.
“I had no idea how much attention it would get.”
Lesley’s Facebook post of Butler in the cafe, proudly showing off his Comrie Fortnight programme has been liked 460 times and shared 275 times.
The actor, who studied law before turning to films, has been a strong supporter of Cromrie since his mother moved there and backed the community’s plan to turn the
village square into a community garden in 2013.
A mystery benefactor donated cash for the project, at the time suspected to be the celebrity, but it was later revealed the land was purchased by Comrie Parish Church.
The annual festival continues this week with a pram derby and fancy dress. It kicked off with a jam-packed opening day including a ceremony, street market, duck race and performance by Comrie Pipe Band, followed by a family ceilidh in a marquee.