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FREE PICTURE:  Marchmont House Creative Spaces Launch, Scottish Borders, Mon 14/09/2020:
Marchmont Launches Skyboat Sculpture and £1 Million New Creative SpacesMarchmont - to invest in Scotland’s future as a centre for the arts and crafts.
Two new sculptures and a £1 million suite of workshops and studios intended to support traditional arts and crafts in Scotland have been unveiled at Marchmont House, near Duns in the Scottish Borders, And the team which has restored the magnificent 1750 Palladian mansion is determined that it will become a leading centre for artists and makers.
The heart of the Skyboat sculpture is Girl Hannah, an 11 metres long wooden former fishing boat positioned on the estate, which is now suspended on a wooden frame more than 4 metres in the air.  
Pictured with Skyboat is Hugo Burge, Marchmont’s director (foreground) and sculptor Charlie Poulsen (on boat).
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Jon Wilkin Head Judge in the 2023 World Haggis Championships pictured looking at some of the entries.
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