A leading Scots artist whose fans include Royals and J K Rowling has returned to the Mearns village to which he gifted one of his paintings more than half a century ago.
Mearns Heritage Services
The community of Catterline has celebrated the life of Joan Eardley in a ceremony marking the famed Scots artist's connection to the coastal village where she made her home.
The widow of a popular politician has presented a memorial quaich which will be fought over by talented young debaters of two Mearns secondary schools in an annual competition in his honour.
An ambitious project to develop a virtual museum celebrating Mearns links to the Cutty Sark has started 2017 on the crest of a wave.
A Kincardine kirkyard has staged a special commemoration of the area’s connection to Robert Burns as a new project gathers pace to celebrate the area’s important link to the Bard.