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Great Tapestry of Scotland: Public invited to stitch welcome panels

Great Tapestry of Scotland


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The general population is being offered the opportunity to add to invite boards to go on appear at the new lasting home of the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Occasions around the nation will permit them to work with material specialists to add a join or two to the work.

It will go in plain view at the new £6.7m guest focus lodging the woven artwork because of open in Galashiels in 2021.

Tapestry on show

Focus chief Sandy Maxwell-Forbes said they were “staggeringly energized” to offer individuals the opportunity to partake.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland – finished in 2013 – recounts to the account of the country in 160 boards and is more than 140m (450ft) long.

It took 1,000 volunteer stitchers over 50,000 hours to finish.

A changeless home for it is currently being built in the Scottish Borders which it is trusted it will draw in excess of 50,000 guests every year and make 16 occupations.

Meanwhile, the venture to make invite boards is being taken on visit to a scope of settings.

Aberdeen, Glasgow and the Scottish Borders have just been affirmed with additional to be uncovered later in the year.

Anybody contributing a fasten will likewise be allowed to have their name recorded as a supporter of the inside.


“With regards to the Great Tapestry of Scotland’s ethos, it is imperative that however many individuals as could be expected under the circumstances have a chance to add to the boards,” said Ms Maxwell-Forbes.

“As a feature of the visit, we’re taking the welcome boards straightforwardly to settings, for example, care homes, to evacuate a portion of the obstructions that a few people face to getting to such critical social activities.

Tapestry work

“We will include more scenes consistently.”

Floors Castle, Traquair and Abbotsford House in the Borders are among the destinations which will have the visit.

Tapestry checking

When the boards are finished, it is trusted that in excess of 1,000 individuals will have added to them.