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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

9 January 2016 – 20 February 2016

Main & Small Art Galleries

The Great Tapestry of Scotland was unveiled for the first time after its completion at the Scottish Parliament on 3 September 2013. The Tapestry is one of the most ambitious community arts projects in the world and Inverness Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be hosting a selection of panels. The project, developed by esteemed Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith, artist Andrew Crummy and historical writer Alistair Moffat bring together hundreds of volunteer stitchers from across Scotland to create a record-breaking 143 metre long embroidered tapestry, beautifully illustrating the history of Scotland, the panels depict Scotland’s fascinating history, science, culture, industry and politics over the centuries.  (Photo: alexhewitt.co.uk)