banners were commissioned from Malcolm Lochhead by Bothwell Collegiate
Church and South Lanarkshire Council to celebrate the church's 600th
are created to resemble stained glass windows set against a plain
stone wall. Hamilton Embroiderers' Guild created the felt stonework
under the expert guidance of Jenny McKay, felt maker extraordinary.
"stained glass" was created by primary schoolchildren
aged from five to thirteen,
banner on the right illustrates Saint Bride was created by younger
children. It shows Saint Bride in an oak forest surrounded by birds
and wild flowers, all of which are associated with her.
other banner was made by older children and illustrates, at the
bottom, coal mining and the history of Bothwell. The Battle of Bothwell
Bridge, Bothwell Castle and Archibald the Grim, founder of the church
are present. The top of the banner has shops and houses of today
surmounted by the Collegiate Church itself.