Video - Massed Choir finishes off Mòd with a flourish

Following the nine days of exciting competitions and phenomenal performances, Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd), has been hailed a huge success.

It is set to leave a legacy on the city as thousands of Gaels and non-Gaels have celebrated and embraced traditional Gaelic culture.

A signature event of the Highland Homecoming celebrations, the festival returned to Inverness for the first time in 17 years and is expected to have brought between £2.5million and £3million to the local economy.

The Mòd officially closed on Saturday with a mass choir procession through the city, culminating in a ceremony handing the reins over to representatives from the 2015 host town, Oban. Next year’s festival is taking place from 9th – 17th October and will be the 123rd year of the event.

Over 3,000 competitors took part in 200 competitions during The Mòd and there was a substantial rise in under 18s competing in traditional singing events and an increase in High School choirs taking part, showing a rising interest in the festival and traditional Gaelic culture.

Pictured is the mass choir event which took place at Inverness Castle on Saturday morning.