Prestonpans Tapestry on display at Scottish Parliament

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It includes 10 million colourful stitches, took 25,000 hours to complete and depicts the journey of one of Scotland’s most famous historical characters.

The Prestonpans Tapestry, which will be on display at the Scottish Parliament from June 21 to July 20, tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s triumphant passage to Scotland.

The tapestry is one of the largest in the world and illustrates the Jacobite victory at the Battle of Prestonpans against the redcoat British Army on 21 September 1745.

The artist Andrew Crummy, who also created The Great Tapestry of Scotland, worked with hundreds of stitchers in Scotland, France, Australia and the USA to bring the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites to life in this piece of art.

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