Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland

New Lanark World Heritage Site

18 May – 1 July 2018

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See the Great Tapestry of Scotland, first exhibited in 2014, and learn all about its creation.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland at the Scottish Parliament

The Great Tapestry of Scotland was the brainchild of one of the world’s best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith.

With historian Alistair Moffat, and the artistic talents of Andrew Crummy (not to mention more than 1000 stitchers from all areas of Scotland), the team was set to produce the world’s longest tapestry through one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland.

Taking 65,000 hours of stitching and using over 300 miles of wool (enough to lay the entire length of Scotland), this beautiful tapestry illustrates 420 million years of Scottish history in 160 panels.

Venue information

Opening times

Visitor Centre
- October: 10am - 5pm
November - March: 10am-4pm

Mill Shop & Mill Café
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

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