An animal’s heart was dissected live at the Malmaison in Dundee as part of an educational and charity-boosting Valentine’s Day event.
Members of the public — including couples looking for a tryst with a difference — attended the dissection, which was conducted by a mortuary technician from Dundee University.
Claire Cunningham, from the university’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, performed the procedure to allow people to find out more about the organ.
She said that at this time of year, images of hearts were “everywhere”.
“But how much do people actually know about the real thing that is keeping us alive?” Claire added.
“This gave us the idea of offering people something different to do on Valentine’s Day, so we invited members of the public to come to see how blood enters the heart, understand how it beats and learn how this can all change.
“The dissection was of a real heart from an animal.”
All money raised at the event will be donated to the British Heart Foundation, which funds research into cardiovascular disease.
The evening was part of a nationwide series of Anatomy Nights which aim to give members of the public the opportunity to learn all about the human body.