A groundbreaking history exhibition created by communities across the country is being shown for the very first time outside Edinburgh – at Duff House.
The north-east visitor attraction is hosting the Nation Live project, pioneered by the National Galleries of Scotland.
Community groups from five different regions teamed up with artists to explore the nation’s past.
The creative Scots from Skye, Inverness, Dumfries, Clydebank and across the central belt crafted their own contemporary art inspired by pivotal moments in history.
The finished artworks are now on display alongside reproductions of work from the national collection.
Last night Robin Baillie from the National Galleries said: “The Nation Live exhibition is the result of a two-year-long project, the results of which showcase a contemporary view on Scotland’s past.
“Following a successful opening in Edinburgh, it’s a great opportunity to share these unique interpretations in the striking surrounds of Duff House.”
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a film from renowned Scottish director Daniel Warren featuring all the community groups involved.
The two-year project was made possible with the help of several schools across the different regions.
Third and fourth year pupils from Keith Grammar School in Moray teamed up with Knockando Woolmill to design woollen panels inspired by their surroundings, and fourth year students from Inverness’ Millburn Academy created medals representing by their own identities.
Lorna Ewan, head of visitor experience for Historic Scotland which runs Duff House, said: “We’re pleased to welcome this flagship exhibition to Duff House which marks the first in a series of an exciting programme of events over the year ahead.
“The Nation Live is a truly unique project that explores history with a modern twist and we hope that our visitors will enjoy the pairing of traditional artworks with those created through the project by communities across Scotland.”
The exhibition is open now and will run until Sunday, March 15.