This year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival is set to become the most successful in its 23-year history after selling out all four nights of the event photographed by Colin Cameron, above.
Festival-goers have snapped up the few remaining tickets for the multi award-winning event, which started on Wednesday and closes on Saturday evening.
Audiences from across the world will enjoy a wide range of acts in the Stornoway-based venue, including headliners Deacon Blue, The Fratellis, Eddi Reader, Skipinnish and Roddy Woomble.
HebCelt’s previous most successful year was in 2016 when Runrig appeared during a nationwide tour in support of their 14th - and last - studio album, The Story.
An independent survey of the 2016 festival showed attendances reached 17,830 and it generated more than £2.2 million for the islands’ economy and helped safeguard 40 tourism-related jobs.
This year is on course to match or even overtake the 2016 attendance and income records.
More than half the festival audience comes from outside the islands, and from as far away as Australia, Canada and the US as well as across Europe, demonstrating its important role in attracting people to visit the Hebrides.
HebCelt director Caroline Maclennan said: “The demand for tickets this year has been phenomenal. They have been selling well online for some time and since we opened the festival shop in Stornoway earlier this month they have been flying out the door.
“The 2016 festival was our best ever event until now, but it looks like we will outdo even that amazing event this year.
“This has been possible due to the fantastic support we get from our supporters and sponsors as well as our wonderful community.”