Learn all about the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Date Posted: 21/11/2014

Schools visiting Stirling Castle next year can learn all about Scottish History from the Great Tapestry of Scotland, which makes the castle its home from 31st January to the 8th March.

The 143-metre long art work, described as the largest embroidered version of its kind in the world, depicts key scenes and events in Scottish history - from the turbulence of the last ice age to the present day. 

A programme of learning sessions will be on offer at the historic building, including drop-in activities and sign-up workshops, providing creative opportunities for children inspired by the tapestry and its setting.

Community arts project

The brainchild of author Alexander McCall Smith, the 160 panels were completed by more than 1,000 volunteers of all ages located across the country.  

Stirling Castle is the first venue as part of a national tour for the tapestry.

For school bookings teachers should call 0131-668 8831/8664 or visit www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk.

Photo credit: Copyright Alex Hewitt.

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