MARY, Queen of Scots, and the clothes she wore are at the heart of an evening with a successful author.

Clare Hunter will attend Haddington’s Holy Trinity Church tomorrow to discuss her latest book, Embroidering Her Truth.

The author has been a banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator for more than 20 years and established the community enterprise NeedleWorks in Glasgow.

Her first book, Threads of Life, won the Saltire First Book Award and was a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month.

She will visit the Haddington venue tomorrow to discuss how Mary used textiles to advance her political agenda, affirm her royal lineage and tell her own story.

Embroidering Her Truth looks to blend history, politics and memoir to tell Mary, Queen of Scot’s story.

Clare will be interviewed about her new book by Kristian Kerr, publicity manager at Birlinn Ltd, followed by questions from the audience.

There will be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed by the author following the end of the talk.

The event, which has been sponsored by The Lamp of Lothian, gets under way at 7.30pm.

Anyone wanting to attend the free-of-charge evening should contact