Aerial photographs which archivists say show how human interaction has shaped today's landscapes are to be published in a new book.
Scotland's Landscapes brings together images from The National Collection of Aerial Photography. It includes bird's-eye view shots of Balmoral Castle, in Aberdeenshire, and Fort George army barracks near Inverness, which is said to have originated at the time of the Jacobite rebellion in 1745.
The book is the third in a series published by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), showcasing the country's changing landscapes.
It also includes images of Almond Valley railway viaduct, which runs through West Lothian to the outskirts of Edinburgh and the 52-turbine Hadyard Hill wind farm at Knockgerran, South Ayrshire, as well as a shot of the country's newest motorway link, the M74.
Author James Crawford, 34, who lives in Edinburgh, said that over the past 10,000 years every inch of Scotland has been moulded by its people.
In his description of the book, he said: "No part of the land is without its human story.
"From Orkney's immaculately preserved Neolithic villages to Highland glens stripped of 19th century settlements, from a Skye peninsula converted to an ingenious Viking 'shipyard', to a Hebridean clifftop used as the site of a spectacular lighthouse, Scotland's history is written into the land in vivid detail."
Mr Crawford has also co-authored Above Scotland and Above Scotland - Cities, the two other books in the RCAHMS series, and said the commission will continue recording Scotland's landscapes in years to come.
"One picture can tell a story which spans thousands of years, and it is often perceived in many different ways depending on who is looking at it," he said. "There's so much more to our landscapes than bits of rock and water and hills."
The majority of the pictures in the book were taken by photographer David Cowley, aerial survey projects manager at RCAHMS, over the last decade.