A Mearns volunteer group has taken over the stewardship of a trust set up to honour Cutty Sark designer Hercules Linton.
A Historic Environment Scotland plaque was dedicated to the Inverbervie-born designer in November last year, surrounded by a programme of events.
The former members of the Hercules Linton Memorial Trust have now requested its management be transferred to volunteer-run Mearns Heritage Services, formerly A Howe o’ the Mearns Heritage Association, under project director Dave Ramsay and archive officer Alan Reid.
Meanwhile, a wreath was placed at Linton’s grave in the village to commemorate the 116th anniversary of his death.
Dave said: “I am delighted that The Hercules Linton Memorial Trust has been revived in order to safeguard the community heritage items associated with Linton and the Cutty Sark.
“Given the formal links which are now well established between the Linton Memorial Trust, and the Cutty Sark Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich, we are now planning a series of connected maritime heritage initiatives over the coming year.”
A signed copy of the Cutty Sark design plans were presented to Bervie school in January this year, to acknowledge the contribution of pupils have made to research.”