Hundreds of people packed the shores of Loch Leven to watch a thrilling escape from Castle Island.
Rowers replicated Mary, Queen of Scots’ daring 1568 escape from imprisonment in Loch Leven Castle, where she was held captive for almost a year.
There she was forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son James.
She fled to England shortly after her May 2 escape.
Teams of five, with one member of each dressed as the tragic queen, took to the water on Saturday.
The Mary, Queen of Scots extravaganza, held at Kinross’ Kirkgate Park, was organised by the Rotary Club of Kinross and District.
There was a trophy and prize for the fastest time and a prize for the best-dressed Mary. All funds raised were donated to charity.
Next month Kinross will play host to another extravaganza celebrating the queen.
During the festival re-enactors will portray the queen and her court, including the four Marys girls who accompanied her to France as a child.
Visitors will be transported back to the court of Mary, Queen of Scots from the moment they arrive.
The people of Mary’s court will be going about their business, dressed in the clothing of their time, showing off their skills and immersing the visitors in their work and day-to-day lives.
The Mary Queen of Scots Festival will take place from September 11-13.