Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Scot­tish Dias­pora Tapestry

As part of the Home­com­ing Scot­land Cel­e­bra­tions, Pre­ston­pans will be the first to see the com­pleted Scot­tish Dias­pora tapes­try, which depicts the con­tri­bu­tion Scots have made to coun­tries around the world. Thou­sands are expected to flock to the launch on 31 May at Pre­ston­pans Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The exhi­bi­tion runs until 8 June.

The tapes­try, which was inspired by the Bat­tle of Pre­ston­pans tapes­try, will involve vol­un­teers from 25 coun­tries around the world, as well as home­land com­mu­ni­ties in Scotland.

The Scot­tish Dias­pora Tapes­try is the cre­ation of the Prestoun­grange Arts Fes­ti­val in Pre­ston­pans, with key sup­port from Barons Courts of Prestoun­grange & Dol­phin­stoun, hun­dreds of stitch­ers and Sco­tophiles glob­ally, Cre­ativeScot­land, the Scot­tish Government’s Dias­pora Divi­sion, Vis­itScot­land, EventScot­land, and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.