Kilbirnie visual artist Rebecca Scott is launching a new exhibition in her home town.

The former Glasgow School of Art student has already exhibited extensively in the UK and Italy and her latest work is called Exploring Ayrshire.

The exhibition will run in the Studio and Gallery in Kilbirnie and takes the form of a selection of photographs from a diverse range of sites from castles to ancient cup and ring marks to the site of witch executions.

Despite being born in Kilbirnie and living there most of her life Rebecca said there was much of the area that she had not explored and that she felt inspired to undertake a project to delve into Ayrshire and learn about people from the past, and their tales.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Some of Rebecca Scott's work

The artist hopes that this exhibition reveals a small insight into the culture and encourages people to visit places of interest.

Rebecca said: "This new exhibition is close to heart because it focuses on the places near to where I grew up.

"I have greatly enjoyed exploring Ayrshire and discovering more about the history and legends of the county. The work has not been seen before and combines photography with mixed media artwork."

As well as the photography, Rebecca has also prepared a series of new artworks which will be installed at the gallery.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Some of Rebecca Scott's work

These artworks are inspired by local folktales and the strangeness found in them. The work is experimental and created with mixed media featuring inks, pastels, pencil and acrylics. Many beings have been drawn from wee folk (or fae) to strange creatures.

Combining photographs of physical places that visitors can go to themselves with depictions of folkloric figures in her own vision and style, Rebecca hopes to present the duality of Ayrshire - the actual and the imagined.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Some of Rebecca Scott's work

The gallery in Kilbirnie is run by Adam McLean and Franzeska Ewart. Adam is a writer, publisher and technical artist. Franzeska is an author with over 25 published titles. She is also a painter and has exhibited across Scotland.

The exhibition previews on Saturday, October 7 between 2pm and 5pm, with refreshments provided and a chance to meet the artist. It will run in the gallery until the end of the month.

The exhibition is free for all to attend, but please note the gallery is not open on Wednesdays and Sundays.