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The Great Tapestry of Scotland is not currently available to public display. The Tapestry will move to a new, purpose built, permanent home in the Spring of 2021 and while that is being built, any remedial work required will be undertaken away from public view. Building work has now begun and we all look forward to seeing the panels in tip top condition when the centre opens in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders in 2021.

Thank you to all stitchers, visitors, volunteers and funding partners and to the creative and management team for your work and support over the past 8 years or so. It is an exciting time for our Tapestry and we will update you as soon as we have information.


As the Great Tapestry of Scotland moves into a new phase of its life, the new Centre Director, Sandy Maxwell Forbes, will take forward communications with stitchers and with visitors. Sandy is a fabulous appointment to the project – full of passion and energy and positivity! The Tapestry is in safe hands.

As part of her work in the months before the new home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland is complete, Sandy will be creating a new website, full of information on the new exhibition, the panels, the building and activities for the opening and beyond. As soon as the new site is ready, this one will disappear, but Anna and Jan will still be supporting Sandy Maxwell Forbes and her new team.