GLASGOW School of Art's world-famous Mackintosh Building is set to shine brighter as conservators get to grips with the tricky task of restoring its windows.

The massive windows of the building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, will be removed and taken to specialist conservators, who will replace cracked panes and restore metal frames.

This week preparation for the works began by protecting the woodwork, floors and lights in the library and bringing in protective screens which will replace the windows while they are being restored.

The work has been funded by Historic Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Getty Foundation

Lindsay Morrison, project manager with Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation, is pictured in the bottom of one of the three 30ft high bay windows in the building's library.

Other pictures show conservators Neil Forrester and Luke Batchelor at work.

Pictures: Colin Mearns