Corpse flower: World's smelliest plant blooms in Edinburgh

One of the world's largest and smelliest flowers has blossomed for the first time in Scotland.

Visitors have been queuing at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (RBGE), where the flower is due to be open for two to three days.

The giant Amorphophallus Titanum has a strong smell of rotting flesh. It has produced seven leaves in the 12 years that it has been at the garden, so horticulturists say they are "delighted to finally have a flower".

Officials said the garden would be open until 21:00 on Sunday to allow the maximum number of visitors to view the flower.