HISTORIC Newhailes House and Gardens at Musselburgh is the backdrop for a public art exhibition which pays tribute to the courage and dedication of NHS staff and all key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organised by Wild in Art, which produced the hugely successful Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket Trail in Scotland in 2019, 'Gratitude' will run until this Sunday, September 26, before it moves on to London.

Free to visit, the exhibition has been curated in partnership with creative ambassador Dame Zandra Rhodes and consists of 51 sculptures, all designed by professional artists and designers from across the UK.

An exhibition spokesperson said: "Enclosed by mirrors on two sides, 'Gratitude' creates infinite reflections of the stunning artwork highlighting the endless dedication of all key workers, and enables visitors to become part of an immersive experience and reflecting the contributions of the entire population."

In autumn 2021, the sculptures will be auctioned with substantial proceeds donated to NHS Charities Together which supports the NHS, including its hospitals, ambulance services, community and mental healthcare providers and vital partnerships.

Gratitude Edinburgh is supported by a host of businesses and organisations who have generously sponsored the project.

The exhibition is open Monday-Sunday, 10am-5.15pm, with last entry 4.30pm.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance for an allocated time slot. Each time slot lasts 45 minutes. Visitors are asked to arrive in good time for the start of their slot.

To book go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gratitude-edinburgh-tickets-166669187025?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Photos: Angus Bathgate