THE story goes that, at one point in its history, Culross had so many people arrested for witchcraft that they had nowhere to hold them all.

That was back in 1643 when the village's brutal reputation for dealing with these 'demonic forces' was forged through trials and executions.

Now, visitors to the Greengate Gallery can find out all about that dark history with a new exhibition about the witchcraft trials in Culross.

'Voices from the Ashes' is a collaborative project from visual artist Karen Strang and poet Katharine Macfarlane that was launched at the venue at The Cross on Saturday.

The exhibition blends poetry and portraiture to produce a creative reimagining of women‘s voices and, at the launch, Karen’s artwork was on display and Katharine performed live readings.

Author and historian Mark Sherland was also on hand to provide factual details of what defined a witch as well as how they were treated.

The exhibition was inspired by the real life events in 17th century Culross and the witch trials that took place there and all over Scotland, which led to thousands of people meeting untimely and gruesome ends.

It runs until the end of September.