LEGO-LOVERS in Clackmannanshire will have the opportunity to see a wonderful exhibition on their doorstep soon.

Visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to step back in time to explore Scotland’s Jacobite history through the magic of LEGO with a brand-new exhibition now on display at the iconic castle.

The Jacobite Risings: The Fight for Britain’s Throne depicts key locations involved in the Jacobite story, recreated in approximately one million LEGO bricks, and featuring more than 2,000 soldiers from both sides of the conflict.

The model includes detailed miniature recreations of two sites in the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES): the medieval tower house Corgarff Castle and Ruthven Barracks, the bulwark against the Jacobites built by George II’s government in the early 1700s.

The exhibition – on display for the first time ever in Scotland – will run until Friday, February 2.

The spectacular 6 metre by 3 metre model has been painstakingly crafted by Brick to the Past, a team of volunteer LEGO and history enthusiasts who specialise in creating massive, detailed and meticulously researched historically themed LEGO models.

Liz Grant, Executive Manager of Stirling Castle, said: “We’re very excited to be bringing this exhibition to Stirling Castle – the first time it will go on display in Scotland.

“LEGO offers a fun way to engage younger audiences with our historic sites – and I’m sure it will prove popular with ‘big kids’ too.”

Brick to the Past’s The Jacobite Risings: The Fight for Britain’s Throne will be on display in the Queens Outer Hall at Stirling Castle until Friday 2nd February. Entry to the exhibition is included in the normal Stirling Castle admission price.