Tuesday 1 July to Saturday 13 September 2014, Free exhibition
Main Hall, Scottish Parliament
Featuring 168 textile works of art, the Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s history from a unique perspective.
Beautifully stitched illustrations explore the well-known points in history but also many aspects of popular culture and local histories. From the Calanais standing stones to The Corries, Robert Burns to Ronnie Corbett, Macbeth to Maw Broon, the tapestry depicts Scotland’s amazing history, science, culture, industry and politics over the centuries.
With nearly 1000 volunteer stitchers involved in creating the 143-metre-long tapestry, it is one of the biggest community art projects in the world.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland was the brainchild of esteemed Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith, artist Andrew Crummy and historical writer Alistair Moffat.