A NEW project has been launched to mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans.

Suitable for those from as young as 10 years old, it has been deemed “ideal for those looking for activities at home”.

The project, called ‘Victory, Hope & Ambition’, and which runs until December 20, invites people to write a story or poem, or enter an art and design submission, based on the battle.

Entries should reflect one of the following key themes: the prince has landed; a call to arms; on the march; battle; victory/defeat; or looking back.

Entrants are free to explore these areas from any perspective, including those of both the Jacobite and Hanoverian supporters.

Written contributions should be no more than 500 words.

People can work in groups or on their own and submit their entry either through their school or privately.

As well as a category for children aged between 10 and 17 years, there is a category for adults.

Entries are welcome in English, Scots or Gaelic. Gaelic entries should be accompanied by English translations if possible.

A selected number of submissions will be published in a special commemorative book, with entries published online.

An event will be held next year to celebrate the creativity of the entrants.

Resources for inspiration can be viewed at prestonpans275.org/inspiration

To request an information pack, email ajohnston@battleofprestonpans1745.org or visit www.prestonpans275.org.

Postal entries should be sent to 275 Schools Project, Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust, 227-229 High Street, Prestonpans, EH32 9BE.

The project is being run by the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust, a charity that aims to keep the battle’s legacy alive.

Groups who wish to participate are invited to arrange visits to the battlefield with the trust once lockdown has ended.

In the meantime, free video material and online activities are available on the trust’s website and social media channels.

The Battle of Prestonpans, which took place in 1745, saw Bonnie Prince Charlie return from exile and raise an army of Jacobites which defeated Government forces.