AN EXHIBITION of photos taken by six recently-arrived young migrants is on display in Dunfermline.

The artwork from the group, who hail from Syria, Turkey, Vietnam and Pakistan, give a fascinating insight into what it's like to move to a very different country.

The chance to take a look at where we live, through the eyes of new arrivals, is at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries from Saturday until April 14.

The exhibition – Encountering Fife – is the result of a collaborative project between the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) and Fife Council’s Department of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

From the natural world to domestic appliances, the images help us to view familiar surroundings and objects in a new light and consider what we often take for granted.

Matt Sheard, learning and access curator at MUSA, said the exhibition was "eye-opening" and added: "One of the photographs – taken by a young Syrian migrant – shows a sink with both taps running.

"She chose this image to demonstrate how grateful she is to have access to clean, running water.

"In Syria water is scarce and often dirty."

The main aim of the project is to help the migrants develop their language skills but also to give them a forum from which to share their experiences with young people from Fife, helping to promote respect and understanding across diverse cultures.

Lesley Lettice, curator with Fife Cultural Trust, said: “We were delighted to be approached by MUSA to be a host venue for this very worthwhile project.”

Admission to the exhibition is free. For details of opening times go to