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 more than such communities, documenting their Scottish connections in more than 300 embroidered panels. It is a remarkable and heart-felt homage to the determination, courage and achievement of Scottish migrants and their descendants across the centuries.
The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is currently touring the world:
You can also view the entire Tapestry here on this website, enjoying a virtual journey through the Scottish Diaspora.
Alternatively you can download your very own quick guide to the panels in English, Gaelic, Italian or French.
You are welcome to print it out before you visit the exhibition to help you navigate. Just select your language below:
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To read web pages in Gaelic, look for the Saltire symbol:
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, CreativeScotland, the Scottish Government’s Diaspora Division, VisitScotland, EventScotland, University of the West of Scotland, and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Copyright rests with Prestoungrange Arts Festival.