Great Tapestry of Scotland is unveiled

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One of the world’s longest tapestries has been unveiled at the Scottish Parliament

The community arts project, which tells Scotland’s story from pre-history to modern times, was unveiled for the first time by the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick.

Author Alexander McCall Smith and Artist Andrew Crummy walk through some of the 160 panels.  Pic Neil Hanna

Author Alexander McCall Smith and Artist Andrew Crummy walk through some of the 160 panels. Pic Neil Hanna

Measuring 143 metres long, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the longest in the world. The 160 panels capture unique moments in time during Scotland’s history. It was devised by author Alexander McCall Smith along with historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy.

One thousand stitchers aged from four to 94 took part with the taking more than 50,000 hours to complete. It will be exhibited in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament until September 21.