Crowds gathered on New Year’s Day for the 158th Maryborough Highland Gathering.
The festivities commenced with the traditional parade where the sound of bagpipes led the way.
Maryborough Highland Society president Andrew Rae said the parade was an important part of the annual gathering.
“The pipes, drums, and brass bands are fantastic and have always been a major attraction for the crowd at the parade,” Mr Rae said.
“The gathering has a lot of history within the region and is an event that brings people together to celebrate.”
Mr Rae said the gathering, officially opened by the Maryborough and District Highland Pipe Band, was the most important day of the year for the MHS.
“We’re a community-based club,” he said.
“With the money we raise we try and give as much of it as we can back into the local community.”
Following the parade the festivities continued at Princes Park with more bands, traditional Scottish Highland Games and athletics.