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Arts & Entertainment | 5th October 2021
 

Sewn by 1,000 stitchers

 
 
 

WESTERKIRK Guild enjoyed a trip up the Borders to see the Great Tapestry of Scotland Exhibition at Galashiels this month.

It was the group’s first summer outing since 2019 due to the pandemic and they revelled in the opportunity to admire one of the world’s largest community arts projects.

Hand stitched by 1,000 people from across Scotland, the 160-plus panel using 300 miles of wool tapestry tells the inspirational true story of the country’s history, heritage and culture from 8500 BC to present day.

The Westerkirk Guild’s Betty Elliot said everyone was delighted to male the visit and be almost back to normal.

“We spent two hours going round the 165 tapestry panels illustrating the history of Scotland, the work of over 1,000 stitchers – it really is an amazing exhibition and well worth a visit.

“We then moved on to the Kingsknowes Hotel where we had an excellent lunch before driving home in the glorious late afternoon sunshine.

“A great day was had by all.”

The new Guild session starts on 12 October at 7.30 p.m. in the Benty Hall – new members are welcome.

 
 
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