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.  

New Iconic Scotland Trail coming soon

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

Stars of stage, screen, music, sport and science told Scotland’s stories in the Iconic Scotland exhibition. The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre’s first temporary exhibition in Gallery 1420 The exhibition has now closed but due to its popularity and its celebration of Scotland and the Scottish Borders the centre will use images from the […]

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 […]