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The Great Tapestry of Scotland is not currently available to public display. The Tapestry will move to a new, purpose built, permanent home in the summer of 2020 and while that is being built, any remedial work required will be undertaken away from public view. We all look forward to seeing the panels in tip top condition when the centre opens in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders in July next year.

Thank you to all stitchers, visitors, volunteers and funding partners and to the creative and management team for your work and support over the past 8 years or so. It is an exciting time for our Tapestry and we will update you as soon as we have information.

MOVING HOME – July 2019

The Great Tapestry of Scotland moved out of its storage facility in Edinburgh today and was transported by a removal company to a new facility in Selkirk. A few weeks ago, Anna and Jan spent a day tidying the site in Edinburgh that had generously been offered by Historic Environment Scotland to the Trust for storage when the Tapestry was first completed. The kindness and support of the HES team over the years has been much appreciated – especially that of Richard Welander who was there to wish us well today.

The panels were checked, packed and wrapped with great care and then loaded aboard the large green lorry that arrived – Second2None Removals. The Tapestry will stay in its new storage facility until the legal transfer is complete. It will then be returned to Edinburgh for some care and attention before finally moving to its permanent home in the Borders next summer.