Bonnie ’Pans Tapestry is almost here

Worth seeing...Prestonpans Tapestry and its artist Andrew Crummie (Pic by Jane Barlow).
Worth seeing...Prestonpans Tapestry and its artist Andrew Crummie (Pic by Jane Barlow).

FRESH from the Great Tapestry of Scotland, New Lanark is once again showcasing another superb showing of stitching.

The New Lanark Institute will be exhibiting the Prestonpans Tapestry which celebrates the enduring triumph of the youthful Bonnie Prince Charlie over Redcoat forces in 1745.

The journey the 25-year-old Prince made from France through the Scottish Highlands to victory at Prestonpans is depicted in 104 metre-wide embroidered panels.

Each has been created by volunteer embroiderers along the route.

The tapestry is on show at the Institute from Tuesday, January 27, to Thursday, March 19. A ‘Living History’ event with the British Redcoats and Jacobites will be held in February to mark the exhibition.