Help us bring Bonnie Prince Charlie home

by West Highland Museum, Highlands and Islands

Every donation through Art Happens brings the campaign closer to its goal.

As a thank you for your donation, choose an exclusive reward inspired by the project and created by the people involved – and take your very own piece of the campaign away with you. Or help to spread the word by giving your bespoke reward as a gift. Your good deed, done.

If you would prefer to donate without receiving a reward, you can select that option below.

Please note that rewards will be dispatched once the project is confirmed to go ahead.

Any questions or need help donating? Contact us on 0203 757 9772 or email our Supporter Services team.

Make a donation without a reward

I’d prefer not to receive a reward, I’d just like to donate to the project

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Updates and online mention

Enjoy regular project updates to see how your support is making a difference, and a special mention on the Art Happens website.

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Set of 8 postcards

This reward is a set of eight postcards unique to this appeal, featuring key works relevant to this exhibition and the West Highland Museum’s Jacobite collection.

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Exclusive tote

In this exclusive design the message ‘Dileas gu bràth’ in Gaelic translates as ‘Faithful for ever’ and the image of a Luckenbooth brooch is a Scottish symbol of love. Dating back to the 17th century and often given as a token of betrothal, affection and friendship, the shape of a heart with a crown symbolizes love and loyalty. This tote is made from 100% cotton 5oz canvas.

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Giclee print of Holyrood Ball fan

Limited edition print of the Holyrood Ball fan from the Museum’s collection, made in 1745 and attributed to Sir Robert Strange. The painted image depicts Prince Charles Edward Stuart flanked by the god Mars and goddess Bellona. The fan shows the Hanoverian 'usurpers' of the British throne running away. 

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Set of four beechwood coasters

The beech avenue at Achnacarry was being planted in 1745, just before the Gentle Lochiel dashed off to support the Jacobite uprising and the trees are now finally reaching the end of their life.  For each reward at this level local cabinet maker Peter Davies is making a set of 4 coasters from this wood, a unique gift capturing both history and nature.

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Framed print

An exclusive framed print of "October in Knoydart" by DY Cameron, one of Scotlands leading landscape artists of the 20th Century.  This fine example of his work is in the Museum's collection (supported by Art Fund), and beautifully shows the landscape in which Bonnie Prince Charlie spent so many months hiding after the failure of Culloden.

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Exclusive brooch by Saskia Gavin

Artist jeweller Saskia Gavin is generously supporting this campaign, through making a series brooches inspired by our local surroundings.  Much of Saskia’s work comes from her curiosity about her environment and for this reward, Saskia will study the rocks of Ben Nevis, their formation, weathering, shape and structure. The resulting design will be  a quartet of Ben Nevis brooches, each one unique, which she will make in silver, etching and forming it in her Edinburgh workshop. The image below is an example of Saskia's work. (Photograph Shannon Tofts)

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Invite to champagne launch and tour

You will be invited to the champagne reception, lecture by renowned Jacobite expert Professor Edward Corp and exhibition launch on 18th August 2022 plus a private tour with either Professor Corp or Peter Pininski, to take place between 19th and 23rd August.

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Exclusive overnight stay and invite to champagne launch with tour

One nights Bed and Breakfast for two at Tirindrish House on 18th August, 2022 with an invitation to the champagne reception, lecture by renowned Jacobite expert Professor Edward Corp and exhibition launch on 18th August 2022, and a private tour with either Professor Corp or Peter Pininski on 19th August.  Tirindrish House is particularly significant in that the first skirmish of the 1745 uprising was led by MacDonell, Laird of Tirindrish on 16th August., 276 years ago.  

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