Exhibition and educational guide to embroidered tales of the Scottish Diaspora across the world.
The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is a celebration of Scottish heritage and culture across the world in 305 embroidered panels. It’s an extraordinary community artwork by Scots who have emigrated all over the world and have frequently had a profound impact on the areas where they settled. This tapestry sees 34 such countries proudly chronicling their Scottish connections as embroidered panels. They pay homage to the determination and courage of Scots over the centuries.
The tapestry was conceived by the team behind the magnificent Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Tapestry. It was originally assembled and displayed in Scotland as a significant element of our nation’s 2014 Homecoming celebrations, before embarking on a round-the-world tour back to stitchers’ own communities; returning ‘home’ in 2017.
This App is a guide to the tapestry panels and the stories behind them. Navigate your way by category, country and region, or if you’re lucky enough to be visiting the exhibition in person, just scan the QR code by the tapestry to discover its story.