Great Tapestry of Scotland Welcome Panel Tour 2020

30th May 2020

Become part of Scotland’s history. Add your very own stitch to a welcome panel for the new Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centre.

The welcome panels for the Tapestry are on tour and there is a stop at Abbotsford on Saturday 30th May when visitors can take up needle and thread and sew their own contribution. The tapestry panel will be in the Visitor Centre at Abbotsford, which is free to access.

Continuing the Tapestry’s ethos to tell the people’s story of Scotland, the new Welcome to Scotland’s Story panels will tell some of the true stories linked to the visitor centre’s new home in Scotland’s premier textile region, The Scottish Borders.

The panels feature a reiver, a shepherd, a monk, a mill worker and a fisher lass. By the time they are complete, it is hoped that over 1,000 different people from across Scotland and beyond will have contributed to them - including Abbotsford's visitors on Saturday May 30th.

When complete, the new Welcome to Scotland’s Story panels will be permanently displayed at the entrance to the Great Tapestry of Scotland’s £6.7 million purpose built interactive visitor centre, which opens in 2021 in the nearby historic town of Galashiels.

Find out more about the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

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