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Launch of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Launch of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

The launch of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry took place in the Prestonpans Community Centre, Scotland this Saturday 31st May. It was attended by 200 invited guests many of whom wore national dress. The invited guests included stitchers and representatives of the 25 nations, from all five continents which were depicted in the tapestry. The opening speech […]

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The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – now a book

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – now a book

a comprehensive catalogue and book are just about to be published with Barga showing a prominent role in this project

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – A project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. A tapestry created by volunteers in communities around the globe which has been assembled and displayed in Scotland as part of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations. Scots have migrated all over the world and have often […]

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the most ambitious community arts projects in the world.

One of Scotland’s most ambitious community arts projects, which tells Scotland’s colourful story from prehistory to modern times has been unveiled for the first time at the Scottish Parliament by the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP. The unique piece of art was devised by Scottish author, Alexander McCall Smith, who discusses his […]

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Unveiled – The first Scottish Diaspora panels

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is 10 times the challenge the Prestonpans Tapestry was in 2009/ 2010. It’s not just a question of co-ordinating stitchers across the Highlands/ Lowlands and France. This time they’re in 25 countries across the globe, many no longer speaking English or even Gaelic. Gillian Hart and Yvonne Murphy have traversed the […]

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Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry: pronti (e bellissimi) i ricami di Barga

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry: pronti (e bellissimi) i ricami di Barga

Tre opere d’arte pronte per entrare a far parte di un grande progetto sono state presentate questa mattina in sala consiliare. Si tratta dei tre pannelli ricamati dalle donne barghigiane nell’ambio del progetto “Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry” o più semplicemente, per chi in questi mesi ha seguito l’evolversi della vicenda, il “tapestry” che aspira ad entrare […]

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The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – third update

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – third update

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – A project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. A tapestry, to be created by volunteers in communities around the globe. It will be assembled and displayed in Scotland as part of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations. Scots have migrated all over the world and […]

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Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – second update on progress

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – second update on progress

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – A project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. A tapestry, to be created by volunteers in communities around the globe. It will be assembled and displayed in Scotland as part of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations. Scots have migrated all over the world and […]

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Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – update on progress

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – update on progress

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – A project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. A tapestry, to be created by volunteers in communities around the globe. It will be assembled and displayed in Scotland as part of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations. So as we move towards the winter, its […]

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Pat O’Brien OBE the ex – Provost of East Lothian in Barga

Pat O’Brien OBE the ex – Provost of East Lothian in Barga

Pat O’Brien OBE, the Provost of East Lothian when the twinning took place between Barga and East Lothian back in 2007 (article here) was once more in Barga this week, although this time not in any official capacity but just here enjoying the city as a visitor. In fact he has been a regular visitor […]

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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, ecco i pannelli che raccontano Barga

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, ecco i pannelli che raccontano Barga

Torna l’attenzione sullo “Scottish Diaspora Tapestry”, il lavoro di ricamo che Barga è stata invitata a realizzare per contribuire a un grande progetto lanciato per celebrare, appunto, la diaspora scozzese. Sono 25 gli stati del mondo coinvolti in questo lavoro, ideato dal Prestomgrange Arts Festival e supportato da altri enti – tra i quali il […]

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Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – 2 more panels starting in Barga

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – 2 more panels starting in Barga

Scotland’s Diaspora Tapestry – A project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. A tapestry, to be created by volunteers in communities around the globe. It will be assembled and displayed in Scotland as part of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations. Scots have migrated all over the world and […]

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The Scots thanks Barga for the first tapestry

At the start of this month, the first panels for the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, from Barga arrived at The Prestoungrange Gothenburg, on the High St in Prestonpans, Scotland. (article here) The press conference to launch this project took place just a few weeks ago (article here) but today in the office of giornaledibarganews arrived an […]