The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece

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Birlinn, Dec 12, 2014 - Design - 336 pages

The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep and Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory in 2013.

This book tells the story of this unique undertaking from its original conception and creation by teams of dedicated stitchers to its grand unveiling at the Scottish Parliament in 2013, its subsequent touring and the creation of its permanent home in the Scottish Borders.


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Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award winning Writer, Historian and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland.

Susan Mansfield is a journalist and writer. She spent twelve years as an Arts and features writer for The Scotsman and continues as an art critic for the paper. Since becoming freelance, she has worked across journalism, editing, copywriting and PR. In 2018 she was the joint of the Jack Clemo National Poetry Award.

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