AN EXHIBITION of Scotland as an industrial nation is on display at Stirling Castle.

The Industry + Aesthetics exhibition features survey photography of industrial sites that form part of the National Record of the Historic Environment.

The images shine a light on Scotland’s industrial heritage, showcasing visual impact and drama, capturing aspects from the everyday to the exceptional and undervalued.

Pictures chosen for the display came from a crowd-sourcing exercise, which invited participants to look at images and decide what words, feelings and emotions were conjured up by each.

Historic Environment Scotland maintains the aforementioned national record and its industrial survey and records project manager, Miriam McDonald, is the curator of the exhibition.

She said: “The purpose of this exhibition is very much to capture those first emotions that grab us all when we look at an industry for the first time.

“Within the images on display you can sense excitement, sadness, awe, poignancy, pride and danger.

“As part of my job I have the privilege of visiting and researching the extent of our industrial nation, and Industry + Aesthetics is very much a celebration of this heritage.”

Two photography workshops inspired by the exhibition will also take place in the Green Room at Stirling Castle on Friday, March 20, and Thursday, April 9.

The showcase of images will be open until Sunday, April 19.