A former executive at the Bank of Scotland has bequeathed £12 million to support the arts.
William Syson, who worked at the Bank of Scotland for four decades, died in May aged 88.
In 2012, Syson set up the William Syson Charitable Foundation to support the arts, donating to organisations including Scottish Opera, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and the V&A Dundee.
The £12 million will continue the work of the foundation, which has now become a limited company and been renamed the William Syson Foundation.
It will support all art forms, including theatre, visual arts, music and literature, and will have a particular focus on organisations and individuals based in Scotland.
Further details about how organisations can apply for funding will be published in the coming months on the foundation’s new website, which is currently in development.