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The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry at the Burnside Civic Centre SUNDOWNER

December 4, 2015

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is currently touring the world and will be on display. There will also be a talk about it given by its travelling curator.

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.

Since its completion in 2010 it has attracted thousands of visitors as it tours the country and the world. Its enormous success is due to the passion of the volunteers who created it, the astonishing quality of the artwork and embroidery, and fascinating history it depicts.

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December 4, 2015