Historic flags which have been on display in a north-east lighthouse museum are set to get a new lease of life.
The Bell Rock flags have been on show for the past 20 years in the AV Room of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in Fraserburgh.
Dating back to 1890, they are thought to have been embroidered by lighthouse engineer Robert Stevenson’s daughter Jane in 1820.
Mr Stevenson built the Bell Rock lighthouse in Arbroath between 1807 and 1810 – and it is the world’s oldest surviving lighthouse.
The two flags, which form part of the Fraserburgh lighthouse museum’s exhibition, were removed for conservation reasons, and will go back on display in a more prominent position.
Collections manager Michael Strachan said: “They have been displayed in the AV room for about 20 years.
“They were up so high no one could really appreciate the detail, and they are quite special flags. We have two flags, and they were used for religious ceremonies in the Bell Rock Lighthouse.”
As servicemen were unable to get to church on a Sunday, Robert Stevenson decided that they shouldn’t miss out.
The bible would have been placed on one of the flags, which was created by Jane.
Michael said: “There’s so many Janes in the family, but we think it was his daughter. Both flags have now been taken down.
“One is rolled up, but the other is folded up as it is too big.
“We have been in contact with the conservator.”
The flags will be checked over by experts, and will be placed in an exhibition on the ground-floor level, to give visitors to the museum a better view.
Visitors to the Museum of Scotish Lighthouses can also buy a copy of the story of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, which was written by Michael, in the museum shop
An illustrated book, it sets out the history of the Arbroath lighthouse, starting with its construction, and Robert Stevenson’s role in it, to the present day.