The Great Tapestry of Scotland
Threading West…..to the Atrium, Anchor Mill, Paisley. Opens Saturday 3rd May until 8 June 2014
Seen by over 100,000 people in its first year and its only visit to the West of Scotland, don’t miss the 160 panels of this exquisite tapestry telling the story of Scotland from first settlers and the receding glaciers, Picts, Vikings, Bannockburn, Paisley Pattern, The Mills, WWI, rock’n roll to the creation of the Scottish parliament and everything in between. Initiated by Andrew McCall-Smith and designed by Andrew Crummy, over 1000 stitchers from across Scotland have created this the longest tapestry in the world including 3 panels stitched here in Renfrewshire.
Artistry – History – Community
“Most important have been our efforts to make a tapestry that distils Scotland’s unique sense of itself, to tell a story only of this place, and without bombast, pomp or ceremony, to ask the heart-swelling rhetorical question; Wha’s like us?” – ALISTAIR MOFFAT, Historian (www.scotlandstapestry.com)
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Open Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 8pm