My friend Alex Rochead showed me this photo, kindly sent to him from Sandy Wilkie. It is of course a poster for the much remembered, Blantyre Highland Games. A great little piece of Blantyre nostalgia. Sandy was of course directly and primarily involved in the Highland Games, which took place for the first time in 1987 at his property at Bardykes.
Sandy commented, “We had the print updated every year of the Games to include different attractions as they changed over the period. As a fundraiser, we always got the Chieftan and the main celebrities to sign the print then sold them to the public and Tablers to add to the funds.
The original that very first year, I bought from the painter, Harry Rankine, who used to own Weavers Gallery on Hunthill Rd. They were done in pen&ink in Black then re printed at a very much reduced price for us by John Reid the printer. When Harry got the prints from John, he then washed them over individually with different colours to make them more attractive to sell. They were all numbered as Limited Edition Prints.”
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