World-class visitor attraction in the Scottish Borders revealed ahead of public opening

Zones at the Great Tapestry of Scotland

The new purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery, visitor centre, cafe and workshop space has been revealed in its permanent home in Galashiels, the heartland of the Scottish Borders, ahead of its public opening on Thursday 26 August. The latest addition to Scotland’s national cultural scene was unveiled as world-renowned author Alexander McCall Smith, whose […]

Stars to tell Scotland’s stories in new exhibit

Sam Heughan appears in the Great Tapestry of Scotland Iconic Scotland exhibit

Stars of stage, screen, music, sport and science to tell Scotland’s stories in new Iconic Scotland exhibition The latest addition to Scotland’s cultural and heritage scene has revealed one of its opening exhibits will tell the people’s story of Scotland through the reflections and photographs of over 40 national icons, pioneers and inspiring individuals. Iconic […]

Making Scotland’s history accessible to all

Walter Scott panel The Great Tapestry of Scotland

A new Scottish national gallery, opening in 2021, has revealed its aim to make the nation’s history, heritage and culture more accessible to all through “wonderfully visual” storytelling. It also hopes to help address the findings of new research, published today (30 November 2020), which suggest that many people in Scotland (including those who said […]

Welcome Panels Final

Welcome panel The Great Tapestry of Scotland

New national visitor attraction announces opportunity for people to permanently stitch their name in Scotland’s history, heritage and culture Visitors and residents across Scotland in 2020 are being given a unique opportunity to become part of Scotland’s history, heritage and culture for generations to come through The Great Tapestry of Scotland: Welcome Panel Tour. The […]

Scotland reveals new national visitor attraction opening in 2021

Panels of The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Through the Tapestry and other significant visiting exhibits, the new interactive centre will tell the inspirational true story of Scotland’s history, heritage and culture. A new visitor attraction housing the globally acclaimed Great Tapestry of Scotland will open in spring 2021 in Scotland’s premier textile region, the Scottish Borders. The £6.7 million purpose built facility […]