Artwork depicting a series of Inverness mysteries has been unveiled along the walls of the city’s historic Town House.
Nessie’s ancestors, a Highland tsunami, camels, elephants and other unlikely features are shown on the ground-level exhibition.
It is the latest part of efforts to cover up the scaffolding which will be in place on the front of the A-listed building for the next two years.
Earlier this summer a large £20,000 wrap was unveiled around the Town House to hide the scaffolding, depicting the facade of the building and its grand staircase inside.
It is the first time that the technique has been used on a Highland building.
The latest artwork is installed on ground level hoardings and has been designed to promote and direct visitors to the treasures of the nearby Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
Staff from the gallery were commissioned to design the artwork in conjunction with graphic designer Andy MacGregor who drew up the wrap on the front of the building.
Provost and Leader of Inverness, Councillor Helen Carmichael said: “The Town House is the jewel in the crown of the Inverness Common Good Fund and while its exterior is being preserved for future generations it is important over the next two years that we minimise the visual impact of the works on both locals and visitors.
“We are delighted to work with High Life Highland to create this mini exhibition that will promote the history of Inverness and the Town House while encouraging people to visit the Museum and Art Gallery to find out more.”
Laing Traditional Masonry is the contractor on the £1.2million project for the first phase of works restoring the Town House.
There work includes stonework repairs and replacement, mortar repointing and roof repairs.
The guttering and downpipes are to be renewed and windows repaired and replaced.
The Town House restoration project is being funded by the Inverness Common Good Fund and Historic Scotland.