A remote 14th Century castle in Moray is poised to become the backdrop for a film made by primary school pupils.
Drumin Castle near Glenlivet, which was once the property of the fearsome Wolf of Badenoch who burned down Elgin Cathedral, has been abandoned for centuries.
However, in recent weeks the historic place has been the setting for children from local primary schools.
Students from classes at Glenlivet and Tomintoul have been researching their local environment and heritage before using the information to create a film and soundtrack.
Past and present will meet at a special screening later this month when the footage shot by the pupils will be beamed onto the weathered walls of the castle.
Included in the film is the nearby Scalan seminary, which was where Catholic priests were trained throughout the 18th Century – but remained inhabited until 2005.
Students worked with local artists on the project, which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership and Crown Estate Scotland.
Primary 6 pupil Ella Riches said: “It’s been a fabulous project. We’ve learned new skills we didn’t know before and we can use these skills now for other things.
“It has been great because we have all had a turn of working on a different part of the film.”
Primary 4 student Katelyn McIntosh added: “With the artists we learned what a tough life the trainee priests had at the Scalan.”
Drumin Castle occupies a strategic site on a ridge overlooking the rivers Livet and Avon.
Little is known about the history of the fortification but it is recorded that King Robert II granted the lands to his son Alexander Stewart in 1372, who later became known as the Wolf of Badenoch.
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The Stewart family continued to live at Drumin and nearby Kilmaichlie until the early 1700s when it is presumed that the castle fell into disuse.
Prince Andrew visited the site in July 2005 to declare the restored ruins as open for visitors.
The film created by the pupils will be shown at a free screening at Drumin Castle on Monday, March 25 at 7.15pm.