Hawick Museum will be transformed into a wee beasties paradise as part of the Festival of Museums next month.
The venue will host the festival’s inaugural Ugly Bug Ball on May 20.
And the event is just one of more than 100 events taking place across Scotland for the festival, which runs from May 18 to 20.
The packed Festival of Museums programme, organised by Museums Galleries Scotland, brings the country’s ancient and modern history to life through interactive and unique events across the length and breadth of the country.
There are events for the whole family with baby sensory events for tiny tots and dementia friendly reminiscence sessions where visitors can relive their personal histories.
Now in its 12th year the festival welcomes a number of new venues to the line-up including Edinburgh’s outstanding Jupiter Artland sculpture park, St Ronan’s Wells a historic spa overlooking Leithen Valley and Skelmorlie Secret Bunker.
Sarah Burry-Hayes, marketing manager at Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “The Festival of Museums programme is bursting with fun events to spark the imagination and celebrate culture in Scotland.
“Visitors to fantastic venues across the country will experience museums in interactive, unexpected and hands-on ways.”
To see the full festival programme visit www. festivalofmuseums.com.