Fiona told the Lochaber Times handing over the harpoon to the museum last week had been a much more emotional experience than she was expecting.
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Further prints will now be sold by the museum and the sale price will be announced shortly.
‘Imagine handling the actual banknotes created for the anticipated Jacobite world of the mid-18th century,’ said museum curator, Vanessa Martin.
West Highland Museum in Fort William and the other two Lochaber organisations were among 18 organisations to be honoured across Scotland.
The museum was founded in 1922 and moved into its premises on Cameron Square in 1926.
Among its prized collections, the museum is lucky enough to boast items belonging to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, alongside actual weapons from the local area’s time as a wartime training ground for the commandos.
Gifted to the museum in July, the lace had sat undisturbed in a desk for more than half a century in the south of Scotland.
It may currently be closed to visitors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is still working going on behind the scenes at the West Highland Museum in Fort William.
The popular West Highland Museum in Fort William reluctantly closed its doors to visitors on Monday.