Many aspects of Scottish identity are reflected in the art of the time.
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, Scotland looked outwards towards Europe in matters of taste, culture and learning.
Those who could afford to, completed their education by doing the Grand Tour.
Most artists and craftspeople were influenced by European styles but adapted them to create a distinctively Scottish quality.
Scottish thinkers were influenced greatly by contemporary European thought and many were leaders in their field.
The Scottish Enlightenment left a lasting international legacy.