Great Tapestry of Scotland
Now on show in Clacks – 29th May – 18th August 2017 Speirs Centre, Alloa
The Great Tapestry of Scotland, one of the UK’s largest ever community arts projects, and the world’s longest embroidered tapestry, is coming to Clackmannanshire for the first time, hosted by CTSI in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council.
What is the Tapestry and why is it important?
The Tapestry tells 420 million years of Scottish history and was completed by over 1000 stitchers across Scotland including local stitching group, ‘Needles and Gins’ from Tillicoultry. It is much longer than even the Bayeux Tapestry reaching over 140 metres. The project was originally spear-headed by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith who together with historian Alistair Moffat, artist Andrew Crummy and stitch co-ordinator, Dorie Wilkie designed over 160 historical panels each depicting a moment from Scotland’s past, from pre-history right up to the 21st century.