Yesterday's traditional music workshops day moved on to an evening concert in Mackays hotel, Wick that turned out to be one of the best musical evenings in Caithness. With a most amazing line up of some of Scotland's most talented performers in Scottish Traditional music ranging from Scottish dance styles to traditional music with a cutting edge.
Over 70 people took part, including young and old players. It was voted a big success by the participants from Caithness, Sutherland, Orkney and Shetland.
The Thurso Pipe Band are back from their trip to Brilon in Germany - the twin town of Thurso. The band were over for four days and played at a variety of venues including the Stadt Festival, an Old folks Home and a church.
The Caithness Handbell Ringers were joined in St John's church, Wick by Erica Sinclair on the clarsach, Craig Campbell on the organ and Bruce Gordon on the bassoon for an evening of music that included music by John Denver, Bach and Mozart. The concert also played in St Peters, Thurso on 30 August..
Running for two weeks until 3 August - Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm and Sunday 12.00 - 4.00pm. 50p entry and a raffle is being run to win one of the beautiful quilts on display.
A variety of bands played at Midsummer Madness - Market Square, Wick. (pictured are Commuique).
Photo Gallery of some of the competitors: here.
The boys played an Under-18s gig in Lybster to help raise funds for the local youth club. A great turnout heard the guys play a range of numbers from Lynard Skynard to Jimmy Eat World.
For Caithness Rural Gaelic choir the start of the new year means the beginning of the road to the Royal National mod in Largs. So far, their best placing in the event has been third.
Pictured is a member of Caithness Quilters demonstrating at this year's Caithness Heritage Fair..
In the Gallery at present is a display of quilts from Highland Quilters. Working on the quilt today were Janet Maclennan, Shelagh Jack and Kathy Gunn (pictured)..
The Caithness Quilters held a demonstration evening for the WRI in Wick. Quilt by Lyn Ball, made for her City and Guild course in Design and Patchwork.