One of Scotland's biggest art galleries has been awarded grants of £10m towards a major refurbishment.
The gallery will be completely redeveloped
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh will get almost £5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a further £5m from the Scottish Government.
Another £7m will be raised privately, allowing the attraction to be completely redeveloped.
The building will close in 2009 and reopen in 2011 with double the space and visitor capacity.
It will also have new state-of-the-art exhibition and education facilities.
The gallery houses portraits of some of Scotland's famous figures, including poet Robert Burns, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and Mary Queen of Scots.
Announcing the funding, Culture Minister Linda Fabiani said: "Our national galleries play a vital role in housing and reflecting Scotland's cultural assets as well as profiling high-quality international exhibitions.
The gallery's director, James Holloway, said he was delighted with the funding contributions, and said he was confident the £7m could be raised privately.
He said: "We are a great national institution and have a fabulous story to tell.
"We want to share it with as many people as possible, and there are lots of very generous people out there who like to contribute."
Mr Holloway, who has been in his post just over 10 years, added: "The building is a bit run-down.
"A lot of the services have reached the end of their natural life.
"There's also the great potential of a lot of the unused space within the building.
"I am absolutely delighted with this funding."