Cumbria

Barrow student designs T-shirt for Scotland Run in New York

Emily Martin
Image caption Emily Martin is a student at Edinburgh College of Art

A T-shirt designed by a student from Cumbria will be worn by 10,000 runners through the streets of New York.

Emily Martin, from Barrow, won a competition to design the shirts for participants in the ninth annual Scotland Run 10k race on 7 April.

The shirt shows runners' silhouettes against a backdrop of landmarks in New York and Edinburgh, where the 22-year-old studies textile design.

The race is part of a week of events in New York promoting Scottish tourism.

The Edinburgh College of Art student said: "The inspiration for the design was to mesh two iconic skylines: New York City and Edinburgh.

"It's really exciting to think that my artwork will be worn and seen by so many people across the Big Apple as part of Scotland Week."

Scotland Week was set up by the Scottish Government, VisitScotland and Scottish Development International to promote the country as a place to visit, live, work, study and invest in.

Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "The Scotland Run T-shirt is a great way to showcase our up-and-coming designers on the international stage."

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