An exhibition on Scotland’s ancient silver is running in Museum nan Eilean at Lews Castle until Saturday 23rd June.

The display shows how silver was more valued in the first millennium AD. When the Romans first brought silver to Scotland, silver was a lot more precious than gold. Silver was a symbol of social status and would sometimes even be gifted to their gods.

On display at the exhibition are examples from the Dairsie hoard which was recently discovered, and the Gaulcross hoard, discovered in Aberdeenshire in 2013.

People can also enjoy a handful of short films which explain how some pieces were found and how they have been preserved for the future.

The Museum is open 10am until 5pm. Closed Thursdays and Sundays.

(This article was created by Rachel Jefferson, a pupil at The Nicolson Institute who is undergoing work experience for a week in our newsroom)