The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Textiles & Fashion
The Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery & visitor centre is where the people's story of Scotland begins. It is home to exhibits, workshops, a shop & a cafe.

About The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is Europe’s largest Tapestry located in Galashiels, the historic textile heartlandof the Scottish Borders, just 50 minutes
from Edinburgh. This compelling new visitor centre has been purpose built to house The Great Tapestry of Scotland, which was created and hand stitched by 1,000 people from across Scotland and comprises 160 panels. The Tapestry tells a compelling visual account of Scotland’s history, heritage and culture from its formation to present day. It is made up of 300 miles of wool (enough to lay the entire length of Scotland from the border with England to the tip of the Shetland in the North Atlantic).

In addition to housing the Tapestry itself, the building houses a cafe, a gallery for visiting exhibits and a workshop space giving people an opportunity to meet, and learn from, the makers.

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