On The Mound, a minister in a top hat and tails skates gracefully over a frozen loch for an audience of rapt gallery goers. On Belford Road, a towering metal deity swings his hammer across the Great Hall. And on Queen Street, a former monarch looks sternly at whoever might threaten her realm. These are just three of the famous art works on show at the National Galleries of Scotland, which make for a compelling journey through the country’s history and creativity. There are three galleries, all free to enter: the National; the Portrait and the Modern, which is split between Modern One and Modern Two.