An oil painting of Borders rugby great Doddie Weir has gone on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, in Edinburgh.

Painted by artist Gerard Burns, it shows the former Scotland forward in his statement tartan suit with the Eildon Hills, near Melrose, in the background.

The artwork has raised more than £80,000 for Doddie's foundation that supports Motor Neurone Disease (MND) - a condition that he has been fighting for the past four years.

"My good lady said I was no oil painting ... well, I'd like to dispute that", Doddie said on Twitter.

It was revealed on Wednesday that the charity, My Name'5 Doddie, has invested almost £4million into MND research and has helped hundreds of families who live with the disease.

"We are delighted to know that we have been able to help so many families over the last two years," said Weir.

"There are many challenges to living with MND and it has been my aim to help people in a similar situation to myself live as full a life as possible.

"The grant schemes are vital and we are only able to help in this way thanksto the amazing support we receive from our fundraisers and friends every day."

The painting is on public display in the great hall as of Thursday for the duration of the Six Nations Championships, and then it will move to The Modern Portrait alongside well-know Scots such as actors Alan Cumming, and Tilda Swinton.