The Kelpies have proved a massive success with tourists in Falkirk.
And a dramatic new artwork has been unveiled in the north of Scotland.
Visitors to the Caledonian Canal in Lochaber have been invited to gaze into Neptune’s Mirror.
The art installation has been erected next to Neptune’s Staircase, which is the longest lock flight in Britain.
Scottish Canals, the agency responsible for Scotland’s 200-year-old canal network, are convinced the new viewpoint will offer visitors to Banavie a unique perspective of the waterway and the surrounding landscape this summer.
Created as part of the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative and designed by architecture students, Angus Ritchie and Daniel Tyler, the eye-catching installation takes the form of a mirrored, wood-framed cabin set on the banks of the staircase in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain.
It features benches built at various heights throughout its structure, each offering a unique view of the surrounding landscape.
The exterior of the installation has been clad in mirrored stainless steel to create shifting reflections that help it to blend in with its surroundings and offer mesmerising views of Neptune’s Staircase, Ben Nevis and the wider landscape.
Scottish Canals architect Helena Huws said: “Scotland’s canals are home to some of the nation’s most breathtaking scenery and we’re delighted to welcome Neptune’s Mirror to Banavie to offer visitors a new perspective on the area’s iconic sights.
“Set on the longest flight of canal lock gates in Britain and providing fantastic views of the Great Glen, the new viewpoint is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and watch the world – and one or two boats – pass by.
“We hope it will encourage even more people to pay a visit to Neptune’s Staircase this summer.”
Neptune’s Mirror is the travelling counterpart of Lookout, a permanent viewpoint in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park at Loch Voil.
It will feature at Banavie, near Fort William, throughout the summer.
The string of loch gates, designed by Scottish architect Thomas Telford, can elevate vessels to a height of about 70ft above sea level over a distance of around 500 yards.
Telford started work on the Caledonian Canal in 1803 and it opened in 1822.