Alistair Moffat

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Wigtown Parish Church
In person event
Sat 25 Sep
18:00 UK

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep. 140 panels make up the tapestry, using 49,000 meters of yarn and taking 55,000 hours of sewing to complete. Like the Bayeux tapestry, it has been created on embroidered cloth, and is annotated in English, Gaelic, Scots and Latin. Alistair Moffat’s book fuses full colour images of the tapestry together with descriptive and explanatory material to tell the full story behind the tapestry. 

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


Sponsored by Hazel Smith Architects


The Great Tapestry of Scotland is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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