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 Scotland will be the first in a series of visiting exhibits to be housed alongside The Great Tapestry of Scotland, in a new purpose built visitor centre in Galashiels, the Scottish Borders. The interactive visitor experience will be where Scotland’s story begins for many visitors when it opens in 2021.
Designed to inspire and uplift people after its opening, those contributing stories for the new Iconic Scotland exhibit include Outlander star Sam Heughan, brewing science pioneer and human rights activist Sir Geoff Palmer, actress Joanna Lumley, Shetland author Ann Cleeves, athlete Liz McColgan, rugby hero Doddie Weir, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, charity Tiny Changes (with words from the late Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison), NHS Borders Clinical Director Dr Jonathan Aldridge and sports broadcaster Jill Douglas.
Through a series of quotes and images, Iconic Scotland will continue the Tapestry’s own story, as told by 1,000 stitchers from across Scotland, and will showcase some of the country’s greatest achievements.