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The Great Scottish Tapestry

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Outstanding historical site

I truly loved here because the tapestry illustrations illustrated the developments in Scottish... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Laxiaozi08200912
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Beijing, China
Fantastic

This is a fantastic thing to see and a must for anyone interested in the history of Scotland. I... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
stuart w
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 Feb 2017
“Outstanding historical site”
26 Sep 2015
“Fantastic”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

I truly loved here because the tapestry illustrations illustrated the developments in Scottish history from Parliament to independence. At the end of the exhibit, when I was there in Nov 2009, there was a Piper's skirt that I put on to see if that's a...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a fantastic thing to see and a must for anyone interested in the history of Scotland. I have been 3 times and still follow the story told through the hundreds of tapestries , a brilliant thing to see and visit, don't miss it!

1  Thank stuart w
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

What an accomplishment! This is a wonderful way to learn about Scottish history. It's a marvel of cooperation and skill. So lovely to look at.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

If you either love needlework and/or love learning about Scottish history, this is the perfect place to do so. The brainchild of one man, Alexander McCall Smith, this 160 panel embroidery (not tapestry) was designed by one male artist and sewn by 1000 women. No...More

1  Thank Janet V
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Scotland can be very proud of the Great Scottish Tapestry ! We have visited several venues for it , but my favourite is at the Scottish Parliament building. Well done to all the dedicated volunteer stitchers of the tapestry, and to the volunteer stewards, conservators...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This was excellent very well stitched in corona logical order of the history of Scotland each piece was of a Pacific time in history numbered so you can start from number 1 to the end this will take you some time to get round them...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2015

This exhibition has moved around Scotland and is in Kirkcaldy until 20th Sept then moves to Inverness. Make sure you allow lots of time as this work of art and design needs your full attention. The story of Scotland in stitches is an amazing history...More

Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

This tapestry must be seen first-hand to appreciate the skills, talents devotion & pride of the hundreds of stitchers across Scotland who worked in small groups to produce this mammoth community arts project. We viewed this tapestry on 24th August, 2015, on display currently in...More

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I saw the tapestry when it was on display at the Scottish Parliament and it was amazing, a really nice way to display the history of Scotland.

1  Thank Skuppy42
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Amazing intricate piece of work by 1000 stitchers from across Scotland. Tells the story of some of Scotland's history, inventions etc and apart from being beautiful to look at, is also very informative. Currently on show in Kirkcaldy until September.

Thank ChrisnBry
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