Students across Scotland have again been recognised for their creative skills in the annual Royal Scottish Academy Schools Art Awards ceremony – held virtually for the first time.

Sponsored by UK and leading law firm Brodies LLP for the sixth consecutive year, the awards attracted more than 600 entries from schools across the country, from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands.

The awards ceremony saw Brodies LLP Chair, Christine O’Neill QC, present prizes to 22 students.

RSA President, Joyce W. Cairns, said "The RSA is committed to encouraging and supporting artists right from the start of their creative journey. The recent lockdown has been a difficult time for school pupils and so it is very encouraging to see the exceptional works produced by the talented young people during this time."

Brodies’ Chairman, Christine O’Neill KC said: “The standard of entries for the Chairman’s Challenge and other categories has been excellent, and the skill and talent demonstrated by participants has been truly impressive. This year's awards have again shown that students across Scotland are full of creativity, originality and imagination, and my colleagues and I feel privileged to have played a role in helping that talent to receive the recognition it deserves.”

An exhibition of winning entries is available to view online until 30 May.