The Princess Royal attended the traditional children's day of The Mòd in Paisley yesterday.
It is the first time the event has been held in the Renfrewshire town in its 121-year history.
John Morrison, chief executive of An Comunn Gàidhealach, the Mòd's governing body, said he was "absolutely delighted" to welcome Princess Anne.
Meanwhile, Rhiannon Kilpatrick, 10, was overjoyed after lifting the Nancy Craik Memorial Trophy in the solo singing category.
The Condorrat Primary School pupil wowed the judges with a traditional Gaelic melody, during children's day.
Pupils from the Glasgow Gaelic School were also taking part in the solo singing competition at Paisley Abbey.
Since the eight-day festival kicked off, thousands of visitors have flocked to Paisley for the £2.5million cultural festival.
The Mòd changes location each year, and Paisley was chosen for its "significant Gaelic heritage".