30 October 2017 – 30 January 2018
Much of the work of the Scottish Flag Trust during 2017 has been in preparation for a major public exhibition entitled East Lothian – Birthplace of Scotland’s Flag: The Story of St Andrew and the Saltire. The exhibition is to be in the John Gray Centre Gallery, Haddington, and it will open on Monday 30 October and run for three months until 30 January 2018. Admission is free.
Some major exhibits will be on display, courtesy of National Museums Scotland, Fife Museums and other collections. These include a cast of the Benvie Stone which depicts Pictish warriors of the time of the Battle of Athelstaneford, badges used in the 14th and 15th centuries by pilgrims travelling from North Berwick to St Andrews, and a copy of the Blue Blanket which incorporates one of the earliest saltires.
The John Gray Gallery Gallery is open 9.00am to 5.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays, and 1.00pm to 4.00pm on Sundays.
Image: Aberlemno Stone