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The Great Tapestry of Scotland
September 29, 2015, 9:48 am
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The Great Tapestry of Scotland 1The Great Tapestry of Scotland 2The Great Tapestry of Scotland, depicting 12,000 years of Scottish history, is currently the longest embroidered tapestry in the world at 143 metres long.

It was the brainchild of the writer Alexander McCall Smith who, together with historian Alistair Moffat and artistic designer Andrew Crummy, formed a team to produce the tapestry with the aid of more than 1,000 stitchers, all volunteers, from all over Scotland.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland 3It took 65,000 hours of stitching and used over 300 miles of wool.

The 160 panels detail Scotland’s history from the Ice Age to the forming of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

Taking over two years to complete, the tapestry is currently touring Scotland and will eventually be displayed in a purpose built gallery in the Scottish Borders.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland 4

The Great Tapestry of Scotland 5

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Amazing! I had not heard about this. Thanks for sharing.

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