The long-awaited exhibition Galloway Hoard has begun, now open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Discovered in 2014, the hoard is one of the richest collections of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in the British Isles.
One of its most significant pieces of the Galloway Hoard has been restored to its former glory.
David Clarke examines the question of why Scotland is so often absent from larger studies of early medieval Europe.
National Museums Scotland has today announced that it has achieved its fundraising target of £1.98 million in order to acquire the Galloway Hoard on behalf of the nation.