EMBROIDERERS from across Scotland have created a wall hanging depicting The National Wallace Monument which is now on display at the Stirling visitor attraction.

Originally unveiled as part of the Scottish Embroiderers’ Regional Day at Stirling’s Albert Halls, the 1.8m finished article was designed and produced by members of the Embroiderers’ Guildfrom across Scotland.

Made up of 105 individual sections, each unique and showcases an array of techniques including hand-stitching, machine work, applique, stumpwork (3D) and patchwork. 

Speaking about the inspiration behind the artwork, Jane Currie, vice chair of the Scottish Region of the Embroiderer’s Guild, said: “As this year’s theme is Art and Architecture, we chose to depict The National Wallace Monument because of its architectural creativeness and its significance in Stirling. 

"Twenty-three regions around Scotland took part in creating the piece and the variety of techniques used has made for a fantastic looking final piece.”

The Embroiderers’ Guild is a national charity aimed at textile education and protection of its collection of historic stitched art.

Abby Richards, marketing co-ordinator at The National Wallace Monument, added: “The influence of The National Wallace Monument and William Wallace’s story is huge.

"We are so honoured that the Embroiderers’ Guild chose to recreate the landmark and think the final piece is stunning.”

Visitors to the National Wallace Monument can find the wall hanging displayed in the Keeper’s Lodge, on the ground floor of the 67-metre tall monument.