A new exhibition at Aberdeen has highlighted the impact of the north-east of Scotland on sports training and medicine.
With less than 90 days until the Olympics in London, sporting achievements are continually in the public spotlight.
The new exhibition demonstrates how today's champions have drawn their success from athletes of the Victorian era.
The Human Race exhibition, on tour around the country, runs in Aberdeen from April 20 until May 18 at Aberdeen Sports Village and the University of Aberdeen.
Curator Malcolm MacCallum said: "Scotland seems to be packed with these eccentric people who were very instrumental in the early days with training.
"Early training was really done because a lot of sport in the 19th Century was about gambling and making money and if you wanted to win your bet and win money, then you had to prepare for the sport."
The display uses previously unseen objects and rare film footage to highlight developments in sport and exercise medicine over the last 200 years.