Set in the mythical medieval Highlands, the film was shown at the closing night gala of the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).
The Disney Pixar blockbuster features the voices of some of Scotland's biggest stars, including Billy Connolly and Robbie Coltrane – but film critics say Scotland itself is the real star of the show.
Brave topped the US box office last weekend, taking in an estimated $66.3 million (£42.27m), following the world premiere in LA last week.
Hundreds of aspiring pop stars braved the rain to make their bid for fame at the city's SECC.
N-Dubz singer and show judge Tulisa, 23, wore her red, white and black top with a leather bolero-style jacket and a peplum mini-skirt, as she arrived to the skirl of the bagpipes.
She was joined by guest judge US singer Anastacia, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, and host Dermot O'Leary.