The day Pope Benedict came to Scotland

When the late Pope Benedict stepped on to the tarmac at Edinburgh Airport on 16 September 2010 he became the first pontiff to visit Scotland in 28 years.

He was met by dignitaries including Prince Philip and Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who draped a specially-designed Papal tartan scarf over his shoulders.

It was to be the first of many memorable moments on a day which started in the Scottish capital and ended with an open-air Mass in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

BBC Scotland looks back at some of the defining images from the historic occasion.

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Edinburgh Castle is seen reflected in a window as a members at The Royal Over-Seas League watches as Pope Benedict XVI is driven along Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 16, 2010.

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The Queen and Pope Benedict

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Susan Boyle

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Security at Bellahouston Park

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