A "spectacular" display of thousands of ceramic poppies is [to be] installed at Orkney's iconic Magnus Cathedral to mark the centenary of a legendary sea battle.
Poppies: Weeping Window, taken from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, will be on show at the Kirkwall landmark from April 22 to June 12 as a memorial to the Battle of Jutland during the First World War.
It was the most significant naval engagement of the 1914-1918 conflict and brought together the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet.
It raged between May 31 and June 1, 1916, involved 250 ships and claimed the lives of 6,000 British and 2,500 German sailors.
Weeping Window is the cascade of poppies that was seen pouring out of a high window down to the grass below. In Orkney - the first place in Scotland to display the installation - the poppies will cascade from the western end of the Cathedral.
It was originally on display at the Tower of London in 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed - one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.
The Rev Fraser McNaughton, minister at the red sandstone Cathedral, a Church of Scotland congregation, said: "We are delighted that the Poppy installation is coming, particularly as it will be in situ for the national service of Commemoration of the Battle of Jutland in the Cathedral on May 31.
"The Cathedral will provide a beautiful backdrop for what is a unique art installation and will keep the sacrifice of so many to the forefront in this period of centenary commemoration."
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