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.

To see the Tapestry in person, check the latest GLOBAL EXHIBITION PROGRAMME here !
There is also our free app, perfect for reading whilst viewing the exhibition. Just click the links on the right.
Alternatively you can download your very own quick guide to the panels in English, Gaelic, Italian or French.
Just print it out before you visit the exhibition to help you navigate. Select your language below:
You can also explore the entire Tapestry on this website, enjoying a virtual journey through the Scottish Diaspora.

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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.