Friday 23 March 2012

Great Tapestry of Scotland - First Stitch Completed

The presiding officer of the Scottish parliament has sewn the first stitch in what is hoped will be the longest embroidered tapestry in the world.

Tricia Marwick, the presiding officer of the Scottish parliament, made the first stitch in the Great Tapestry of Scotland. This is to be one of the biggest community arts projects in the world and will measure more than 141 metres in length when completed - that is over twice the length of the Bayeaux Tapestry! Hundreds of volunteers will be involved stitching 150 key moments in Scottish history. culture, science and politics. And I am delighted to say that it was the brainchild of one of my favourite authors - Alexander McCall Smith.

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