Highland Perthshire goes on the musical map of Scotland this weekend with the eagerly awaited March Into Pitlochry Festival.
The event tonight and tomorrow, which is centred on the 350-capacity Pitlochry Town Hall and other local venues, has lured 30 indie and Americana bands from all over the country.
This evening’s bill toppers are Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five, while tomorrow Kevin McDermott and Roddy Woomble are the headliners.
The seeds of the festival were sown over a 12-month period by a band of local music lovers.
Bruce Patterson, project manager with the Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership, said: “We are now looking forward to the fruits of our labours.
“It has been a daunting challenge bearing in mind we are all novices to this game. The only professionals are the bands and Matt Rogers and his team from Aberfeldy-based Perthshire Sound and Light.”
The organisers have enjoyed backing from Hettie’s Tearoom, TLC Laundry Care, Bellhaven, Strathbraan Brewery, RW Bell Building Services and Russell Gibson Financial Services.
Other venues hosting free music are McKays Hotel, the Old Mill Inn and Fishers Hotel.
Many of the tickets sold in advance have been dispatched all across Scotland, but a few tickets remain. The weekend briefs are £55 and separate Friday and Saturday tickets are £30, available online and at various venues.