More than 20 boats berthed in Peterhead harbour are illuminating the night sky with thousands of Christmas lights, reports David Linkie
As whitefish vessels landed their last trips of the year, their crews followed the lead of two midwater trawlers by dressing their boats overall for the festive season.
This well-established practice is supported by Peterhead Port Authority.
The following selection of images was taken when some boats were still at sea, and just a few hours before the festive lights withstood 50-knot winds.
Favonius adds credence to the theory that lights attract sharks!
The 65.5m midwater trawler Quantus dressed overall with high-intensity LED lights on the Albert Quay.
Farnella lights up Keith Inch.
Amity II and Steadfast Hope, well-rigged for Christmas.
Blue is the colour on the Blue Toon trawler Forever Faithful, complete with decorated landing crane and aft mast.
Benarkle II, brightly illuminated alongside the road in the south harbour.
Arcturus reflects its name – the brightest star in the sky in the northern celestial hemisphere.
Some 80m of lights shine down on Pathway.
The moon shines on a twinkling Fruitful Vine.