Stitched by an army of over 1,000 people from all Scotland… Scotland can be very proud of the Great Scottish Tapestry ! Welcome Panel Tour . Councillors voted in favour of the location for the project at a total cost of about £6.7m. The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the world’s largest tapestries consisting of 160 hand stitched panels created by 1,000 stitchers. The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a phenomenon; it’s the most evocative and inspiring history of Scotland ever told. The idea was the brainchild of Alexander McCall Smith who writes the foreword to the book. The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of … After a year in the making, The Great Tapestry of Scotland has been unveiled. It breaks the record for the longest embroidered tapestry in the world - … Drawing many visitors from across the country and beyond, once again the Great Tapestry of Scotland is returning to inspire visitors at the Scottish Parliament from 1 July to 13 September 2014. It took 1,000 volunteer stitchers more than 50,000 hours to complete. He shared his dream with historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy and, […] The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep. Charity Live Borders is offering a career-defining role to a talented manager with the skills and experience to operate this major addition to the tourism sector in the Scottish Borders. The Great Tapestry of Scotland – completed in 2013 – tells the story of the nation in 160 panels and is more than 140m (450ft) long. Applications are now welcome for the Centre Director role for The Great Tapestry of Scotland, the nationally-significant attraction set to be housed in a purpose-built setting for the first time in Galashiels. It involved a thousand stitchers from all over Scotland who worked on the 165 separate panels. The Great Tapestry of Scotland was the brainchild of one of the world’s best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith.