PARTY AT THE PALACE is back in business – and not a minute too soon.

The Linlithgow festival was close to a 2021 but just missed that window of opportunity as large-scale events tried to claw their way back from their pandemic-enforced stasis.

But there was no stopping it this time around as organisers put on a two-day celebration to rival all those on the Scottish festival calendar.

The headliners may well steal the show in many eyes, but the festival billing had some serious depth.

A number of acts poised to take major strides forward were showcased on the second stage, with the Purple Orange stage providing another helping of emerging talent.

False Friends were among those to deliver incredible sets, along with the likes of Echo Machine, John Rush and Molly Jane.

The main stage acts were on song as well, with West Lothian favourites Luke La Volpe and Mark Sharp and the Bicycle Thieves turning in fine displays.

Connor Fyfe and Robin Ashcroft, who each played main stage and second sets, underline their credentials and major up-and-coming acts.

And, such was the strength of the line-up, the crowds were treated to incredible shows from Cody Feechan, Primes, Be Charlotte, Disco Mary, Callum Beattie and so much more.

All those on hand to witness the welcome return of Party at the Palace will surely all head along again in 2023, with organisers tasked with trying to top their comeback year.