The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow

May 13, 2019
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Free entry, guides available, tea and coffee, needlework and gifts stall. In association with the Scottish Embroiderers’ Guild.

Part One (3rd June to 16th June 2019): England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Israel.

The Tapestry will be changed over on the 17th June 2019.

Part Two (18th June to 2nd July 2019): Canada, USA, Jamaica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Antartica, Malawi, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, Tristan Da Cunha.

Welcome to the Scottish Diaspora

A project to involve communities around the world in celebration of Scottish heritage and culture, the people and places which connect Scotland to its global diaspora.

Scots have migrated all over the world and have often had a profound impact on the areas where they settled. This project brought together stories from many such communities, documenting their Scottish connections in more than 300 embroidered panels. It is a remarkable and heartfelt homage to the determination, courage and achievement of Scottish migrants and their descendants across the centuries.

There is also a free app, perfect for reading whilst viewing the exhibition. (Remember to download ahead of time!)Alternatively, you can download your very own quick guide to the panels in English, Gaelic, Italian or French. Just print it out before you visit the exhibition to help you navigate.   You can also explore the entire Tapestry and enjoy a virtual journey through the Scottish Diaspora.

You can join the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry on Facebook for the latest news, information, and posts from stitchers the world over!

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is the creation of Prestoungrange Arts Festival in Prestonpans, supported by Barons Courts of Prestoungrange & Dolphinstoun, hundreds of stitchers and Scotophiles globally, Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Diaspora Division, Visit Scotland, Event Scotland, University of the West of Scotland, and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Copyright rests with Prestoungrange Arts Festival.

For more information, call 0141 339 6691 or email 
Volunteers are welcome, contact the email above.