There was a huge turn out of public support for the opening event at an Lanntair arts centre, Stornoway for the exhibition ‘From Croft to Katie Morag’.
Local children and families came to a free screening of Katie Morag and met the books’ author Mairi Hedderwick.
Since then An Lanntair has welcomed hundreds of children and adults alike to this one of a kind exhibition.
Elly Fletcher, Chief Executive at An Lanntair said: “This is a truly wonderful opportunity for An Lanntair and The Outer Hebrides to celebrate what has become an iconic character for the islands.
“The exhibition allows people to enter the world of Katie Morag and really be part of the story.”
In collaboration with Move on Up productions, the BBC, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Mairi Hedderwick, an Lanntair were delighted to launch the major
exhibition in Stornoway celebrating her iconic character Katie Morag.
First published in 1984 and the Katie Morag series of books now numbers 14 titles, the character of the little girl with the red hair in the white jumper and wellies has been a children‘s favourite for 30 years.
Along with Mairi’s original artwork - including the complete story of ‘The Tiresome Ted’ - working drawings, designs and the story of the filming, the centrepiece of the exhibition ia the original sets from the hugely successful CBeebies television series.
Re-assembled for the first time since filming, the installation completes the experience and lets visitors literally step into the world of Katie Morag and her life on the Isle of Struay.
The exhibition is opened until June 20th.