A HAND-CRAFTED banner celebrating the 400th anniversary of the signing of the charter that made Langholm a burgh is on display in the town.
Proudly displayed in the Welcome to Langholm window, 400 years of iconic events and buildings have been hand-stitched and woven together by members of the public.
Textiles Eskdale was the driving force behind the project, but it was Margaret Caldock who designed and researched the banner and when it was completed, the assembler who brought it all together.
She made sure she knew the iconic buildings and events of the last 400 years and designed the panels to showcase those on the finished banner.
“It was good to get involved and create something for the community to enjoy,” said Margaret.
“I learnt a lot myself, such as finding out the mills here started wove with cotton and linen to begin with and not woold, even though I’ve lived here for over 40 years.
“My daughter got involved, my friend did, the In Stitches group, a few children, it was good to work together.”
The age range of those involved went from nine to 81 and it took around four months in total to create.
The Langholm initiative Textile Eskdale project manager Judith Johnson said: “We’re here showing it to the In Stiches group, so named because they’re always laughing, and they meet on the last Friday of every month,” she said.
“They’ve all been involved in the Textiles Eskdale venture by sharing their skills with young people, going into schools, and making pantomime costumes and most recently this Langholm 400 banner.
“It’s been a great achievement and we’re proud to have crafted it together as members of the community to celebrate where we live.”