Edinburgh is catching its breath after the city successfully hosted The Gathering.
Tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world attended a series of events over the weekend, which was the centrepiece for this year’s Homecoming celebrations.
Organisers had been worried that the much-hyped festival, which celebrated Scotland's connections to the rest of the world, would not be a success, but over 50,000 people attended over the two days and gave a welcome boost to the Scottish tourism industry.
The event comprised of a programme of music, Scottish food and drink, genealogy and a series of highland games
The main event took place on Saturday night, where clan chiefs took part in a parade on the Royal Mile.
Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, commented: "140 clans are represented and folk from the the four corners of the earth, the five continents, this is absolutely wonderful.
"It is a great celebration of what is means to be Scottish, a great celebration of Scottish heritage."
Philip Riddle, Visit Scotland Chief Executive, added: "There is this big emotional bond on top of Edinburgh, it is fantastic today. The scenery, the people, the warmth, everything that is on offer here, the food, the drink the entertainment.
"But beneath it all there is this sense of kith and kin, which really adds a new dimension. People are lapping it up, including me."