Mystery of Stirling Castle medallions to be studied

As part of a UKĀ£12M renovation of Scotland's Stirling Castle, historians plan to study 33 wooden carved medallions seeking to discover who the carvings depict and why they were carved.

The "Stirling Heads" were long thought to depict monarchs such as Henry VIII and James V. They were created in the 1540's. The refurbished castle will feature a gallery restored to how it would have looked during the mid-16th century, complete with a replica set of heads.