A JAM-packed 10 days of entertainment at the Aberdour Festival was rounded off at the weekend with a day of beach fun.

A raft race, sandcastle competitions and beach volleyball were among a range of activities taking place on Saturday as part of the the annual event, which is now in its 34th year.

Billed as “the best small festival in the world”, it ran from July 28 to August 6 and included live music, talks, sport, dance, literature and the visual arts.

Festival chairperson Helen Pearson was delighted with the success of this year’s efforts.

“We have had a great week and the beach day was a complete hit,” she said. “We had 12 rafts in the raft race and people were having a great time.

“We were lucky with the weather – there was only a little bit of rain – and I think everyone has really enjoyed the whole week. There was so much of a buzz.”

Among the highlights of this year’s festival was the festival parade, village sports and gala day, family ceilidh, pet show, the Donkey Brae Run, flower festival, comedy night, film day, the Sing-a-long-a-Grease night in the primary school and the dance extravaganza of Aberdour Does Strictly!

There were 17 venues in use across the village and something for everyone to enjoy.

The theme of the festival was ‘Stories, Stones and Bones’ in line with Event Scotland’s theme of History, Heritage and Archaeology and a list of authors telling their tales over the 10 days.

And it was rounded off in some style over the weekend with the popular beach day, sandcastle competition and raft race, before the family barbecue on Sunday.

Helen added: “It was absolutely mobbed here on Saturday and there were way over a thousand people and everyone was very complimentary about how it had gone.

“Everyone has got involved and brought it all together to make a fantastic event.”