Scots who want to get Halloween fancy dress costumes sorted for the Inverness Winter Festival - you're in luck.

This is because the organisers have released the theme for this year's devilish event and it promises to be lots of fun for all the family.

Malice in Wonderland will take place on October 29th and 30th 2010 and, as the name suggests, is a twisted take on the story of Alice in Wonderland.

Performers including the Queen of Tarts and Mad Morag will be on-hand to entertain the crowds, while visitors are encouraged to dress up in order to participate in a spooky walk around the Ness Islands.

Festival chairman Roy Pederson told BBC News details have been released earlier this year because so many people have already been asking about what theme their fancy dress needs to be.

Last year, the Halloween part of the Winter Festival had a pirate fancy dress theme and was a roaring success, according to the official blog.