The writer and artist John Byrne is returning to design album sleeves with a new work for a Scottish band.

Byrne, writer of The Slab Boys and Tutti Frutti and also an esteemed artist, offered his services to Shooglenifty to help mark their 25th anniversary this year.

Byrne has produced the cover for the band's album The Untied Knot.

The album will be unveiled next month at the Edinburgh club La Belle Angele, where the group first played in the early 1990s.

The cover depicts a couple dancing, watched by a cat on an amplifier.

Byrne has produced several album covers in the past.

He created record sleeve designs for Paisley contemporary Gerry Rafferty, as well as The Beatles for a collection of ballads in 1968.

Shooglenifty said in a statement: "John Byrne has quietly become a national treasure over the last couple of decades.

"To see The Untied Knot's cover join the illustrious list of his album covers is a big deal for The Shoogles who are all fans."

Byrne said: "The music had such a great mix of different styles and influences, and it was impossible to stand still.

"They were all great musicians. It was nice to do the album cover."

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Byrne's work as an artist was marked with a retrospective at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

He has recently painted a mural for the ceiling of the King's Theatre in Edinburgh and designed the sets for the recent revival of his play The Slab Boys.