After a wonderful couple of months at the fantastic town of Veere in the Netherlands, the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry has been safely returned to Prestonpans.

Now the final preparations get into full swing for our special “safari” exhibition around East Lothian, the county where the tapestry was born and launched, with its first exhibition in Prestonpans Community Centre in June 2014.

What do we mean by “safari”? Put simply, it means you’re going to have to do a bit of exploring to find all the exhibited panels! The tapestry will be displayed in 17 different locations around the county: 6 museums, 10 libraries, and 1 pub! The idea is to make the tapestry more accessible than ever, embedding within communities all over East Lothian.

There will be a hub exhibition at our HQ, the Battle of Prestonpans Museum, whilst the largest single display of panels will be at the John Gray Centre in Haddington.

For the full list of venues and their opening hours, have a look at our dedicated page: here.

The safari exhibition opens on Saturday 29 June, with a special opening celebration at 12pm at the Battle of Prestonpans Museum, Town Hall, High Street, Prestonpans. You’re welcome to join us!

The safari runs until Sunday 25 August.