A bold exhibition of contemporary art at one of Scotland’s oldest castles has boosted visitor numbers this summer, reports the National Trust for Scotland.

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The conservation charity says that visitors to Drum Castle are up 35 percent compared to last year.

The exhibition – Human Presence – runs until March 2017.  It features key pieces from Aberdeen Art Gallery, including the haunting ‘Gallowgate Lard’ by Ken Currie, while the city centre attraction undergoes a major refurbishment.

A bespoke, museum-standard gallery was created in the castle which dates back to 1323 and this houses more than 20 artworks on loan from the gallery.

The exhibition complements the castle’s own impressive artworks which include paintings by Joshua Reynolds and Henry Raeburn.

Visit: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from October onwards, 11am – 4pm last entry. Situated on the A93, Drum Castle is 10 miles west of Aberdeen.

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