The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry
- March 12, 2020
The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, or in Scottish Gaelic, the Grèis-bhrat Diaspora na h-Alba, is a major tapestry project, the second of its kind to have originated from the Prestoungrange Arts Festival in Prestonpans, East Lothian. The work, which started in 2012, is 153 metres long and consists of 305 panels which were embroidered in 34 countries which feature in the eponymous diaspora of the title. After touring Australia and Canada in 2016 and 2017, the tapestry returned to Edinburgh to go on display.
Fablevision Studios produced a video short to detail the role played by Scotland, the Scots and Scottish culture in the ages of discovery, colonialism, empire and the post-colonial world.