Damp, cold and misty, RockNess music festival in Dores, on the shores of Loch Ness, drew to a close on Sunday night with a rousing performance from Scottish natives Biffy Clyro.

Despite the hostile Highland weather conditions, festival-goers abandoned the slightly warmer sanctuary of the many pop-up bars in tents and indoor arenas to party to the band's headline performance on the main stage, and the band's members had their tops off from the get-go in crowd solidarity.

Bright fireworks closed the festival, as revellers with neon face paints, an array of costumes including pirates such as Jack Sparrow, Loch Ness monsters, a Borat-style mankini and one giant inflatable penis, jumped around among the chip wrappers and discarded plastic cider bottles. 

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And this wasn't the only show of flesh on display during the three-day event. From a naked man dancing on top of a wheelie bin, to a woman streaking through the hills alongside the festival before being tackled by security, inhibitions were most certainly let loose during RockNess.

Music highlights included a spectacular performance by Ed Sheeran, a danceathon from the Friendly Fires, and Metronomy's keyboard and guitar showdown.

However, festivities were marred by the death of a 19-year-old boy named Alex Heriot on Saturday, after a suspected overdose on legal-highs. 

During his crowd-pleasing set on Sunday night, DJ Zane Lowe asked the crowd to put a peace sign up in the air for the boy's family and warned crowds to stay safe, as two other festival-goers remained in hospital after apparently taking 'legal high' Benzo Fury.

From as early in 10am in the morning, I witnessed festival-goers stumbling around dazed, very apparently on drugs, and watched as others were carried off on stretchers to the medical tent, despite a strong police presence and a sniffer dog search when we arrived at the festival.

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    Sarah Hayes

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    Miguel Mantovan (Mike Keat) of The Cuban Brothers

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    Kyle Falconer performs with The View

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    Friendly Fires Jack Savidge and Olugbenga

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