The Great Tapestry of Scotland

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the re-convention of the Scottish Parliament in 1998, in 160 panels and 143 metres of stitching.

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland returns to the Scottish Parliament for 2014 Edinburgh Festival

15 Jul 2014

Scotland's history presented in an unparalleled work of collaborative art

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is more than just an unparalleled work of collaborative craft. At 143 metres in length, with 160 panels depicting the history of Scotland from the formation of the rocks to the creation of Scotland’s parliament, it’s an…

The best days out in Scotland for Autumn 2013

19 Sep 2013

Glasgow Beer Week, The Great Tapestry of Scotland and Jack Vettriano retrospective

Make sure you catch one of two Evenings with Sir Roger Moore (Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Sun 10 Nov; Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Mon 11 Nov), as well as the Jack Vettriano retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery (Sat 21 Sep-Sun 23 Feb 2014) and Glasgow…

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