Rare photographs of the British Raj go on show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery today.

Lucknow To Lahore: Fred Bremner's Vision of India charts the career of commercial photographer Bremner, who left Scotland for India in 1882 and spent 40 years there.

The 24 images on display at the gallery in Edinburgh are printed from original glass negatives. Portraits include native aristocrats and fishermen on the River Indus.

Sheila Asante from the gallery said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to catch a glimpse of rarely seen images of the Indian empire. Fred Bremner was one of the first photographers to capture the very north-western edge of the British Raj.

"An accomplished photographer, he had an eye for dynamic compositions. This intimate exhibition of his work offers an extraordinary insight into how one Scot viewed that far-off land."

Bremner, born in 1863 in Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire, worked in his father's photographic studio in Banff, then went to work with a photographer in the Indian city of Lucknow. The exhibition runs until April 7.