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!

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.

The 65.5m midwater trawler Quantus dressed overall with high-intensity LED lights on the Albert Quay.

 

Farnella lights up Keith Inch.

Farnella lights up Keith Inch.

 

Amity II and Steadfast Hope, well-rigged for Christmas.

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.

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.

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.

Arcturus reflects its name – the brightest star in the sky in the northern celestial hemisphere.

 

Some 80m of lights shine down on Pathway.

Some 80m of lights shine down on Pathway.

 

The moon shines on a twinkling Fruitful Vine.

The moon shines on a twinkling Fruitful Vine.