The Outdoor Museum in Helensburgh's Colquhoun Square has won a prestigious national prize - the Saltire Arts in Public Spaces award.

The attraction, Scotland's first open-air museum, was curated and delivered by arts organisation WAVEparticle in collaboration with landscape architects Austin-Smith:Lord for Argyll and Bute Council.

The innovative Outdoor Museum sits at the heart of Helensburgh’s wider revitalised town centre public realm, which was designed by landscape architects Austin-Smith:Lord as part of Argyll and Bute Council’s regeneration initiative.

Each exhibit has a plinth which gives the historical, cultural and geographic context to the exhibit as well as a QR code linking to the Museum website

WAVEparticle Lead Artist, Peter McCaughey, said: “There were brilliant projects from across Scotland in the running for this and to have won is great for everyone involved. The Saltire Award is the latest in a series of awards and prestigious nominations this year, and our hope it that this makes the future of the Outdoor Museum undeniable and that each year we see wonderful additions to this alternative museum, embedded at the heart of Helensburgh.”

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for infrastructure, Helensburgh councillor Ellen Morton, welcomed the news, saying: "This is yet another piece of good news for Helensburgh. Winning yet another award is a huge success and is just another in a long list of reasons for people to visit the town."