Highland residents are being encouraged to help embrace their creative side to help commemorate the 75th anniversary since the end of the Second World War.
Curators at Tarbat Discovery Centre in Easter Ross were working hard to produce Tarbat’s War Stories exhibition, to mark the historic end of the conflict, featuring wartime stories and experiences.
However, with the centre – operated by Tarbat Historic Trust – forced to close due to the lockdown and volunteers self-isolating, the museum is now preparing to showcase their incredible work in an online exhibition.
Curator Lynne McKeggie spoke of how the showcase draws on the parallels surrounding the restrictions and community spirit dating back to the wartime era.
She said: “When we started the exhibition, obviously we were thinking about the anniversary but we never expected that there would be all of this going on. It really does change how you perceive this big world event, that suddenly comes and changed every community and impacts every single person in that community.
“It’s surprising how relevant a lot of it now is.”
Incorporated within the exhibition will be a poignant memorial for the local soldiers who died in conflict.
In their honour, Highland residents are being encourage to create a signature poppy to be displayed alongside each of the 67 names etched into the Portmahomack War Memorial.