The organisers of the Bruce 750 Festival have announced that they will be holding the event again next year.

Held over Saturday and Sunday in Dunfermline to mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of King Robert the Bruce, it proved a big hit with up to 18,000 people flocking to Pittencrieff Park.

Billy George, of the organisers Visit Dunfermline, commented: "We are delighted with the response to Bruce 750.

"We estimate that between 16,000 and 18,000 people visited the festival over the two days.

“The local community has supported us in a big way, so we're keen to do it again next year and have already started planning."

The jousting was one of the main attractions but there was plenty of fun in the sun with the kids getting involved in battle re-enactments and, armed with foam noodles, routing their enemy in a style the Bruce would surely have approved of!

The medieval village had cooks, weavers, archers and courtiers and for those working up a thirst, there was a beer tent courtesy of the good people at the Old Inn, as well as food vans and a variety of craft stalls.

Dunfermline Press: There were also a range of food vans, local retailers, and a beer tent.There were also a range of food vans, local retailers, and a beer tent. (Image: David Wardle)

There was bouncy enjoyment for younger revellers with trampolines, slides and inflatable obstacles to clamber over and under, and a fancy dress competition to find the best princess and knight.

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Saturday's winners of a £50 Amazon voucher were Allegra Mitchell and Lenny Robertson while Margot Doucet and Teddy voted the best on Sunday.

Dunfermline Press: The festival held a fancy dress competition for youngsters.The festival held a fancy dress competition for youngsters. (Image: Visit Dunfermline)

Two coaches from the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum operated a free all-day shuttle service between Leys Park Road car park and the Glen, helping to alleviate parking problems.