21 June – 20 July 2017
The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry will be on display in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament from Wednesday 21 June until Thursday 20 July (closed Sundays). Open between 10am and 5pm, entry is free.
The Tapestry is owned and operated by the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust, and details the events before, during and after the Battle of Prestonpans on 21 September 1745.
Learn about the journey made by Charles Edward Stuart (famously known as Bonnie Prince Charlie) from France through the Scottish Highlands to victory alongside his Highland Jacobite army at the Battle of Prestonpans, depicted in the Tapestry’s 104 individual panels.
Measuring 104 metres and including 10 million stitches, the tapestry is one of the longest in the world. Illustrated and designed by artist Andrew Crummy, who also created The Great Tapestry of Scotland, more than 200 stitchers from across Scotland, France, Australia and the USA volunteered to create the work of art, which took over 25,000 hours to make.