2 February 2021

Bannockburn House has teamed up with national wildlife charity Froglife to create a tapestry map depicting local heritage: from landscapes and habitats, to wildlife and buildings.


Ross Caldwell, Events Manager for Bannockburn House said: “We’ll be delivering free craft packs to homes across Bannockburn and the Eastern Villages. You don’t need any prior experience to take part; the Froglife team will be running a zoom session to show us how to get started. The theme is the local heritage of the area. This can be anything from buildings and plants, to wildlife and tartan. Whatever represents local heritage to you.”


Each pack will contain everything needed to create a small piece of textile art to be added to the main tapestry, including instructions, recycled textiles, children’s safety scissors and glue sticks.


James Stead, Froglife Project Manager, said: “We can’t wait to see what people come up with. The tapestry will form one of 12 tapestry maps depicting the local heritage of Forth Valley and we’re looking forward to seeing what that means to you. It could be local landscapes, habitats, buildings, wildlife and other elements special to your local area. All levels and skills of artistic and craft creation are welcome!”


The tapestry is part of Froglife’s four year Come Forth for Wildlife Mapestry project – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 


To register for your free pack, email: signup@bannockburnhouse with your name and address by Friday 5 February. A total of 50 packs are available for local delivery.


A Zoom session will be held on Monday 8 February to guide you through the project – full details will be emailed to participants after signing up.