News

It's Corby for Us!22-Nov-2014

Tapestry continues its visit to England by heading to Corby! Following the success of our week ..

Making tracks to Doncaster17-Nov-2014

The Tapestry crosses the Border for the first time! Doncaster is clearly proud of its li..

North to Sutherland!31-Oct-2014

Tapestry hosted by stitchers in Helmsdale. With the striking monument to Scots migrants over..

Looking North!29-Sep-2014

The Tapestry heads to the Highlands for its latest exhibition, in Inverness and Wick. Fro..

Looking pretty good in Paisley!08-Sep-2014

The Tapestry is now open in the stunning setting of Anchor Mill in Paisley. It took..

A Capital Exhibition!07-Aug-2014

The Tapestry reaches Edinburgh and opens with an Explosion of Colour and Sound! The flag..

Spectacular in Stirling25-Jun-2014

The Tapestry looks truly spectacular in Stirling University's MacRobert Arts Centre as it prepares f..

Down Under at The Goth13-Jun-2014

Missed our Prestonpans exhibition? Then pop into The Gothenburg and enjoy some Australian panels..

Curtain's Up!03-Jun-2014

The curtain goes up for The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry's world premiere exhibition! Scotl..

World Premiere: supporting events27-May-2014

We're celebrating our World Premiere at the Three Harbours Arts Festival with a special programme of..

Into the Final Fortnight19-May-2014

As we enter the last two weeks before the World Premier of the Tapestry in Prestonpans (details ..

Looking Forwards13-May-2014

As we start counting down to launch day, we ask ourselves "what are we missing and where are we ..

"Viva a Escócia! Viva o Brasil!”06-May-2014

Brazil Gears Up for World Cup and Diaspora Tapestry A small group of intrepid stitche..

John Muir returns to Dunbar15-Apr-2014

We're bringing the John Muir panels of the Tapestry "home" to Dunbar for the John Muir Festival!..

Finding Friends03-Apr-2014

New "Friends of the Tapestries" group established at The Gothenburg in Prestonpans. It was ..

John Galt returns to Scotland!10-Feb-2014

The latest Canadian panel has been escorted back to Scotland! After travelling nearly..

A Panel's Progress21-Jan-2014

We've been keeping a photo log of "The Old Pretender" panel since work started on it just before..

Sir Geoff in stitches!14-Jan-2014

The "Geoff Palmer" tapestry panel is nearly complete, but there's still time to add the "Sir"! ..

From the Studio07-Jan-2014

As stitchers continue their work across the globe, we thought we'd shine a light on some workers clo..

Culture Secretary visits the studio20-Dec-2013

The Tapestry team welcomes Fiona Hyslop, MSP, to review the project's progress as 2013 draws to ..

Making the news in Guelph22-Nov-2013

Local press announces the progress of our volunteer stitchers in the Canadian city of Guelph. ..

First Canadian panel complete!19-Nov-2013

News just in from Picton, Ontario... Pictured here are some very proud looking stitchers -..

Boisdale Prize on to a Winner!18-Nov-2013

Boisdale Prize competition leads to winning design for the Tapestry. Tapestry designer An..

Corby continues to progress.13-Nov-2013

Corby stitchers host a progress meeting to show off their work! On Thursday 7th November,..

In the News in India13-Nov-2013

Scottish Minister goes on the ground in India, and helps promotes the Diaspora Tapestry! Sc..

Making waves in Hong Kong!18-Oct-2013

Plenty of boats as we watch a panel in Hong Kong as it takes shape! This set of images..

Veere Celebrates Completion!18-Oct-2013

The people of Veere have been busy celebrating the completion of its six tapestry panels! W..

Outlining progress in Corby25-Sep-2013

Corby Highland Games starting to take shape! Here's a sneak preview of Corby's Panel 6 - Th..

Prince Edward Island under way25-Aug-2013

Stitchers in Prince Edward Island officially launch their part in the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry..

Practice Makes Perfect in Alabama22-Aug-2013

Stitchers in Mobile, Alabama are warming up ahead of the arrival of their panels! Membe..

Veere's Scots heritage under threat!13-Aug-2013

The "Scottish Houses" Museum in The Netherlands is faced with the threat of closure. Only days ..

It's Corby For Us!02-Aug-2013

Work gets underway in Corby with the presentation of panel designs Keen readers will already ha..

Work continues in Veere02-Aug-2013

Veere panels are looking great as progress continues apace... The connections between Scotland ..

On the ground: AUSTRALIA18-Jun-2013

After their visit to Beijing, our team then headed over to Australia. Yvonne Murphy continues th..

On the ground: CHINA18-Jun-2013

Yvonne Murphy gives you her account of the team's visit to China: We arrived at the gates o..

What a Week for the Diaspora Tapestry!07-Jun-2013

The Culture Minister heads the line up as the Tapestry hosts its first full exhibition. ..

First Exhibition opening soon!29-May-2013

Prestonpans Community Centre, East Lothian Saturday 1st June - Saturday 8th June (closed Sunday) ..

Homecoming 201404-Apr-2013

Celebrating the official launch of Homecoming 2014... In the spectacular surroundings of Ho..

Sweden arrives in Scotland04-Apr-2013

Sweden returns its completed panels to much acclaim in Prestonpans... Fresh from the..

On the Ground in India (Part I)18-Mar-2013

Our latest Diaspora visit was to New Delhi and Kolkata in India. There have been links between S..

On the Ground in India (Part II)18-Mar-2013

Yvonne Murphy continues her report on the Diaspora team's latest trip into the Scottish Diaspora..

Spreading the word in Lithuania28-Feb-2013

Scottish connections to Lithuania stretch back to the medieval period, so what more appropriate ..

Gurro: soldiers, settlers and Scotch bars!17-Feb-2013

Nestled in the mountains of Piedmont, in the most northerly reaches of Italy, is the small village o..

Eric Liddell continues to Inspire03-Feb-2013

Eric Liddell's daughter expresses support for the Diaspora Tapestry The story of Eric Lidde..

Auld Alliance into Action!23-Jan-2013

There are so many connections between Scotland and France - and between France and Scotland! - t..

"A Wicked Cool Thing!"08-Jan-2013

Whilst we're very proud of what we are doing, we've never dared speak of ourselves in such high ..

Making the News in Sweden08-Jan-2013

Regular readers will know already that considerable progress has been made on our Swedish panels..

Around the World in 60 minutes!06-Dec-2012

Billy Kay explores the Scottish World with an appreciative audience... On Tuesday 4th Decem..

Corby Welcomes Battle Tapestry06-Dec-2012

The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry visits Corby to ignite enthusiasm for the Diaspora Tapestry! ..

Event: The Scottish World by Billy Kay26-Nov-2012

Billy Kay comes to Prestonpans in support of the Diaspora Tapestry! Writer and broadcaster ..

Taking the Battle to England!19-Nov-2012

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry (http://www.prestonpanstapestry.org) heads south in support of t..

Gaelic Inspiration31-Oct-2012

Our Gaelic Open Forum on Monday night makes for a promising start! When we decided to ho..

Going Gaelic! Open Forum on 29th October26-Oct-2012

Calling all Gaelic speakers - and all who are interested in the language! The Scottish Dias..

Diaspora in England Gets Clearer04-Oct-2012

The first stage for all the Diaspora panels in the tapestry is trying to get the right stories, ..

On the Ground: CANADA [I]01-Oct-2012

Two members of the Diaspora Tapestry team, Gillian Hart and Yvonne Murphy have just returned fro..

On the Ground: CANADA [II]01-Oct-2012

Part II - Quebec to Nova Scotia QUEBEC In search of ever more Diaspora sto..

On the Ground: CANADA [III]01-Oct-2012

Part III - Manitoba to British Columbia MANITOBA The next stop was in Winnipeg in..

The Diaspora in Merseyside01-Oct-2012

Our thoughts turn to Merseyside thanks to Duncan Sim, and more... Early resea..

Destination: Corby!05-Sep-2012

Corby Sets the Dates for Embroidering its Scottish History: November 25th/30th Cap..

Progress aplenty!21-Aug-2012

There's progress aplenty as the project continues... On the surface it may seem that we have..

The Maple Hill MacDonalds21-Aug-2012

In little over a week's time, members of our team will be on the ground in Canada to tackle one ..

Launch Makes the News!06-Jul-2012

The launch of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry certainly seems to have caught the attention of the med..

The Tapestry is Officially Launched!02-Jul-2012

THE SCOTTISH DIASPORA TAPESTRY'S OFFICIAL LAUNCH The Scottish Storytelling Centre, June 28t..

Looking for Scots in England25-Jun-2012

Where are the Scots communities in England then? One of the nations we'll inevi..

Tradition meets Technology - QR coding the Tapestry18-Jun-2012

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry will be QR tagged for easy access to its background stories.. ..

A Day out in Bicester07-Jun-2012

A Day Out in Bicester... Orme Creative in Bicester have masterminded the creation o..

Diaspora Website Launched11-May-2012

This website is at the core of the Diaspora Tapestry project, and we are most grateful for generous ..

Public Launch of the Diaspora Tapestry Project11-May-2012

The Diaspora Tapestry is a project of Prestoungrange Arts Festival in Prestonpans, Chairman Andrew C..