A painting depicting one of the most famous episodes in the history of a Mearns town is set to be restored to its former glory.
Volunteers at an Aberdeenshire church are raising funds to pay for the £2,000 restoration of the 1865 work by George Washington Brownlow, Baptism from a Stonehaven Jail.
The painting, which hangs in the town’s Tollbooth museum, is owned by the Bishop of Brechin, the Rev John Mantle.
It depicts a turbulent time in the history of the Scottish Episcopal Church, following the Battle of Culloden in 1746, and shows a clergyman behind bars baptising a bairn.
George Masson, a member of St Ternan’s Episcopal Church, Muchalls, is now leading a fundraising drive to raise the money needed to pay a professional to conserve the piece.
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