Edinburgh Castle has been transformed into a ‘kingdom of colours’ for the festive season.
Projections telling the story of Scotland’s history have illuminated the iconic landmark as part of the ‘Castle of Light’ event.
Fourteen installations feature in an hour-long trail, including kaleidoscope patterns on St Margaret’s Chapel.
Creative director Andy McGregor said: “Drawing inspiration from kaleidoscope patterns, this year’s projections include a mix of geometric designs depicting stories from Scotland’s past, transforming the castle with light, sound and wonder like never before.
“Showcasing some of the new projections we have in development for this year’s event to the pupils from Royal Mile Primary School was a great opportunity to get them excited about history.
“As they ventured through the castle grounds, the children saw a sneak peek of just some of what the wonderous attraction has in store as it returns to the city for the third year.”
The six-week, ticketed event is running until Friday, December 30.
Audrey Jones, from Historic Environment Scotland, said: “We feel this year is really special. Obviously we had issues last year, we still had Covid, but this year it’s all about coming back with this massive explosion of colour.
“Looking at this news everything is doom and gloom and darkness and misery – and this brings colour, cheer and light.”