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Woven in history

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the world’s largest tapestries consisting of 160 hand stitched panels created by 1,000 stitchers and illustrating 12,000 years of Scottish history.

It’s a remarkable achievement: in an age of speed and technology, it has been created with wool and linen, slowly, methodically and with people coming together to share stories and create a record of their history.

A brand new visitor experience, which will open in Galashiels in 2020 as a leading attraction in Scotland’s portfolio, will celebrate the creative talents of the stitchers, the story of Scotland and its people, and the wider textiles’ story in the Borders.

From Mary Queen of Scots to Scotland at the movies, Robert the Bruce to the rise of Dundee, all are invited to explore the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels.

In addition to the Tapestry with interactive displays and audio guides, there will be changing exhibitions and education activities; a gift shop and café with seasonal and local produce; as well as a programme of events for all ages.

Group tours are welcome: please get in touch for more details tapestry@liveborders.org.uk