WITH the feel of a festival - minus the tents and muddy boots - Dunfermline's Outwith made an impressive return last week.

More than 4,000 people joined in on six days worth of events, including Saturday's live music day, which saw nearly 40 acts playing across seven city venues.

And Dunfermline's own performers stole the show - as Moonlight Zoo, Kirsten Adamson, Dancing on Tables, and Foreignfox all drew crowds.

Organiser Michelle McWilliams said on behalf of the full team: "We’d like to thank the brilliant audiences who helped to make this festival special and the volunteers who helped stage and run the events.

"Our thanks also go out to those who contributed events such as Paul Gudgin’s Jazz Night and the Dead Creative team who ran genealogy events and tours of Dunfermline Abbey graveyard."

There was something for everyone, especially if you were willing to try something new, including a brilliant spoken word set from Kevin P. Gilday and the Scribblers Union.

"What has been really interesting is being able to use venues in new ways. Tam Hynd’s incredible collection of music flyposters from the 70s and 80s appeared in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, 1703 became a comedy venue and Abbot House workshop hosted creative masterclasses," Michelle continued.

"A big thank you to the venues; their support means that all the events are within easy walking distance in our compact city and that’s what makes it a great location for a festival. Finally, we’d like to thank those who provided funding support; the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, EventScotland and Fife Council."

Having been cancelled for the last two years due to the pandemic, there had been fears that the festival would not be back for 2022 due to the demise of the main funders and organisers of past events, Delivering Dunfermline, Outwith was able to go ahead thanks to a band of volunteers.

It spanned from Fire Station Creative to PJ Molloys and Lourenzos, attracting headliners such as Fatherson and Luke La Volpe, after acts such as BeCharlotte, DOVV, and Jupiter Strange warmed up crowds.

There was also an Early Music performance at Pittencrieff Park, a Gaelic walk through the Glen, an exhibition from internationally acclaimed artist Adrian Wiszniewski, cabaret, and countless masterclasses available to attend.