An exhibition celebrating the mythical creatures of Scotland will only be in Dumbarton until next month.

Visitors to the 'Sea Monsters' exhibition at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Castle Street can enjoy a deep dive into the history behind real sea creatures and mythical sea monsters believed to be residing off the coasts of Scotland and in oceans around the world.

The showcase features research by naturalist Adrian Shrine who brings to life the mystery and realities behind Scotland's most famous sea creature, the Loch Ness Monster.

New work commissioned exclusively for the exhibition includes art by French-born and now Glasgow-based illustrator and designer Axel Gutapfel as well as Irvine artist Maree Meahan Hughes’ interpretation of the legend of the Selkies or ‘seal people’ from the Northern Isles.

Art on show also includes sculptor Andy Scott’s early sketches of his 30-metre-high steel Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world.

Other featured works will see art by Ewan McKenzie and Patrick R Allen and a doll by Anouk Pantovola, an artist who creates Art Dolls and Doll Sculptures inspired by folklore and fairytales and who has had works exhibited across the world.

‘Sea Monsters’ will run at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) until Sunday, May 14.

The exhibition is included in museum admission and up to three children go free with each Adult/Concession ticket.

For more information visit the Scottish Maritime Museum website here.