"A BIG step up" was how Coast Festival chairman Bryan Angus described this year’s event, which basked in glorious sunshine at the weekend.
Mr Angus said that the success of the festival was down to a good balance of events that catered for art lovers and families alike.
He said: "It felt much busier this year, and it was because we had something for everyone, which all good festivals should strive to achieve.
"With the gala at the Harvest Centre and the events at Banff Castle, High Street had a real buzz about it on Saturday, and it was great to see.
"This year has been a big step up, and the level of exhibitions has been very high.
"The ‘Show Your Hand’ display at Macduff Town Hall, organised by Banff and Buchan Arts Forum, was of national standard.
"We have a diverse population in the area, and that is why we have broadened what we have done this year, to appeal to more people.
"We had good support from local businesses, and I think they have recognised a spike in trade when the festival is on.
"The committee is already thinking about next year, and we are looking to bring in more audience participation workshops such as the flag-making, which created an impressive installation in the grounds of Banff Castle.
"I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped to organise or support the event, as well as to whoever it was that sorted out the weather!"
See this week's edition of 'The Banffshire Journal' for more pictures.