MORE than 80 events spanned across five days in Dunfermline for Outwith Festival.

From foraging and fermenting sessions to baby yoga in the Glen and a masterclass from an award-winning makeup artist, there were plenty of chances to get involved.

There was an international flavour this year with an exhibition from a network of artists and curators from Dunfermline, London, Berlin and Bilbao.

The ‘Manana Inciertos’ - meaning Uncertain Tomorrows - exhibition was displayed at Fire Station Creative and events organised for Outwith were the group's third collaboration.

KeyMPi, a "anarchic antifascist" band from Berlin, performed at the arts venue, followed by the popular Shiski Disco in partnership with Alan Grieve.

Acclaimed Glasgow poet Kevin Gilday performed spoken word for an engaged crowd at Cafe Wynd as fans and writers of poetry gathered for an hour-long set.

Gilday's penchant for diving into societal issues was at the forefront of the material he read out on the night.

As well as comedic observations about the clientele of Wetherspoons; the struggles of a Scot asking for chips in London; and the 'mediocre white men' who are feeling down about the world today, he also asked for open eyes on the mortality rate and its outcomes in areas of deprivation close to home.

His direct schedule clash with a talk from ex-PM Gordon Brown was, in his own words, "in some ways what I’ve always wanted".

The politician's interview with Two Doors Down star Arabella Weir at Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries was sold-out and saw Brown discuss the books that have inspired him, the music that has comforted him, the film and television that have entertained him and the football that has done all three.

Michelle McWilliams, one of Outwith's organisers, said the festival boasted double the number of events as it did last year.

She commented: “We’d like to thank our amazing audiences for supporting this festival. It’s important to say that without the hard work of the local volunteers this festival wouldn’t be possible and their efforts were recently recognised by the Dunfermline Press when the Outwith team won Community Champions.

"Finally, a massive thank you to the venues, our funders, supporters and all the city centre businesses.

"Looking forward to seeing you all next year!"