Musical talents from all over the world are descending on Shetland for an internationally-renowned folk festival.
The 32nd Shetland Folk Festival will feature acts from 11 countries, spread across four continents.
The festival kicks off on Thursday and runs until Sunday, featuring concerts on even the most remote parts of the islands.
Native acts featuring in the three-day festival include Admiral Fallow, who have recently played with Snow Patrol and at Celtic Connections, 12-piece group Treacherous Orchestra and Lori Watson & Rule Of Three.
Hailing from further afield will be Canadian bluegrass singer J.P. Cormier, The Hot Seats from Virginia, Australian singer-songwriter Rory Ellis and African group Kasai Masai.
The Shetland Folk Festival is run entirely by volunteers, with visiting artists staying in local homes, and playing alongside local talent.