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VIDEOS of the 2016 Editions

Some videos I compiled from a selection of photos taken of the facsimiles, and the official photo-shoot on the 3rd April 2017.  An amazing day, and a real privilege to be able to take the Declaration of Arbroath Fine Art 3D Facsimile to the place where this most treasured of Scottish documents was drafted, over 700 years ago... the Arbroath Abbey.

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With a few other videos of interest.

In the Sacristy of the Arbroath Abbey amazing space, filled with echoes of the past.

The most famous document in Scotland’s history has been awarded special status by the United Nations. UNESCO has included the Declaration of Arbroath in its UK ‘Memory of the World’ register. The original document is in the keeping of National Records of Scotland.

A selection of monochromatic images ...with a dash of colour. The Declaration of Scottish Independence tartan features. 

A close-up 'flyover' of the 2016 Declaration of Arbroath 3D facsimile - one of the unframed prototypes. After countless hours of work and pre-planning it eventually came together, and the result was stunning.

After finishing the first batch of orders... 25 facsimiles were framed and completed.


About half of these were delivered to my Arbroath studio for customer collection (the other pieces remained at my framer for customers located more southerly for easier collection). An amazing day to see these all together! The sun was coming and going through the studio window in a partially clouded sky, with sunbeams occasionally bathing the facsimiles. Protected with fully archival, UV light resistant inks and paper. Also glazed under museum quality UV-filtering non-reflective glass ...almost invisible and has to be seen to be believed! Almost like a 'force-field' instead of picture glass.


The 3D box frames are also more than a frame ...a substantial three-dimensional construct, produced in collaboration with Richard White, at the Aizle Framing Co, by Balfron, Stirlingshire. The frame not only enhances the art piece but fully protects it ensuring it remains in original condition for many years to come.

The amazing glass used to protect the Declaration of Arbroath Fine Art 3D Facsimile!

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A video I took showing some of the work done to digitally 'disassemble' the Declaration of Arbroath photographic image, in order to re-create the three-dimensional reconstruction of the fine art piece. Taking months and countless hours to create, this video only shows a small insight into the creative processes taken to create the replica.

The Declaration of Arbroath 1320 - a recital by Jock Ferguson

The Declaration Of Scottish Independence tartan

By Steven Patrick Sim

The visit to Bute Fabrics on the Isle of Bute 2nd April 2015, the designer being presented with the newly woven Declaration tartan. First bolts now produced. Created by Scottish designer Steven Patrick Sim, the Tartan Artisan Arbroath, the tartan celebrates seven centuries of Scottish history.

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Woven by Bute Fabrics, the tartan is the only one of its kind visibly representing the two Scottish flags ...also paying tribute to the Declaration of Arbroath 1320, and Scotland's ongoing fight for freedom and independence.

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The tartan was launched on Tartan Day 6th April 2015, exactly one year after its inspiration, and design., and is a design officially registered at the Scottish Register of Tartans. Ratified on the Observance of St. Andrew's Day 31st December 2014 (with permission granted by the Scottish Government).

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