GREAT SCOT! National Visitor Attraction proves the future is in the past

Pioneering educational initiative inspires over 1,000 Borders children to become the great historians, digital innovators, business leaders & tour guides of the future After just six months, a trailblazing new educational initiative at the five-star Great Tapestry of Scotland centre in Galashiels has given over 1,000 Borders children and young people the opportunity to connect […]

Summer Fun – Kids go free!

Summer Fun at the TapestryKids under 14 go free from 1st July – 14th August Children must be accompanied by a paying adult This summer, here, at The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre we have lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy and explore Scottish history, heritage and art. From augmented reality to […]

Yarn Worth Spinning Exhibition Opens July 6th

As part of VisitScotlands Year of Stories 2022 and in collaboration with Heriot Watt University, School of Textile and Design we are excited to begin summer with a free exhibition in our Discovery Centre which explores Galashiels’ Textile Heritage. This exhibition uses film, garments, materials and drawings to explore how textiles have shaped the town, […]

Listen about the Tapestry on BBC Radio 4

The Great Tapestry of Scotland was delighted to feature on BBC Radio 4’s The Museums that Make Us. In the final programme of the series Neil McGregor interviews Alistair Moffat as they take a walk through the Tapestry Gallery and explore the wonders of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, the people who made it and what […]

Textile Workshops

The Great Tapestry of Scotland thistle workshop

Home to one of the world’s largest community arts projects, The Great Tapestry of Scotland is the ideal place to join creative workshops.  Click here to see our upcoming workshops.  

Grayson Perry – The Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope

The latest exhibit in Gallery 1420 continues the The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre’s world-renowned reputation for storytelling through the medium of tapestry and textiles. Two tapestries tell the life of Julie Cope, a fictional character created by the artist Grayson Perry. Julie Cope as created by Grayson Perry – is an Essex everywoman […]

Outlander star welcomes The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland Iconic Scotland Exhibit

The latest addition to Scotland’s national cultural scene, The Great Tapestry of Scotland, was welcomed by actor, author, and entrepreneur Sam Heughan. The Outlander star has contributed a photo, a quote, a bottle of the Sassenach Whisky and a signed copy of his Clanlands book to the centre’s opening Iconic Scotland exhibit in Gallery 1420. […]