History experts will be in Moray at the weekend to shine a light on some of the region’s closely guarded secrets.
Elgin Library is hosting the area’s second annual heritage day on Saturday with dedicated displays to showcase the region’s Jacobite past.
And talks will be given by some of the foremost historical minds in the country as enthusiasts are helped to delve deeper into life in previous centuries.
Fraser Hunter, principal curator of iron age and Roman collections at National Museums Scotland has been involved in several local archaeological digs.
He will tell tales about the earliest silver that has been unearthed in Scotland, dating back to the days of the Romans and Picts.
Professor Peter Reid, author of “Portgordon: The Life and Times of a Village” will explore the varied history of the coastal village.
And Neil Fraser from Historic Envrionment Scotland will investigate local history through the agency’s collections in a presentation entitled “From Moray to the Maldives”.
Young archaeologists can also get involved by creating their own charters with replica wax seals and signatures to mimic historical declarations.
Community librarian Jane Thomas said: “This is the second year the heritage centre has been at the library and it has been very well used.
“We’re also going to have our reminiscence boxes out, which are usually for people with Alzheimer’s, and are packed full of memories from the 1950s and 60s.
“We also have access to parish registers and censuses to help people get started with their own family history investigations.”
Presentations are free to attend but should be booked by phoning 01343 562602. The event runs from 10am to 4pm, the first talk is at 11am.