SCOTLAND’S Jacobite history is being brought to life in a new Lego exhibition.

About one million plastic bricks make up the display at Stirling Castle, titled The Jacobite Risings: The Fight for Britain’s Throne.

It includes recreations of the medieval tower house Corgarff Castle and Ruthven Barracks, the bulwark against the Jacobites built by the government of George II in the early 1700s.

Measuring six by three metres, it has been crafted by Brick to the Past, a team of volunteer Lego and history enthusiasts who specialise in creating painstakingly detailed and meticulously researched historically themed Lego models.

The group’s Dan Harris said: “We had a great time designing and building its different parts, from the Jacobites themselves to the major buildings.

“It also gave us an opportunity to take on Scotland’s dramatic landscape, so we have built mountains, rivers, forests and animals that are designed to represent those of the highlands.”

Liz Grant, executive manager of Stirling Castle, said: “Lego offers a fun way to engage younger audiences with our historic sites – and I’m sure it will prove popular with big kids too!”

The exhibition will run until February 2 in the castle’s Queen’s Outer Hall.