Dougie Isaacs, of Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross, went one better than his second place last year, to become world stone skimming champion for a record fifth time yesterday.
Organisers say the annual event has never been so popular, with skimmers from Zambia, New Zealand, the US and Lithuania all competing in the disused slate quarry which has become the traditional home for the event.
Mr Isaacs won by hitting the back wall of Museum Quarry - a distance of 65m - three times.
Last year's event almost did not happen after a row between organisers and the disused quarry's owners.
Organiser Donald Melville said: "It was a fantastic day."