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Diaspora Tapestry now in Wick as well as Inverness till October 25th

Diaspora Tapestry still drawing the crowds of fascinated stitchers and historians, as well as the curious!

After spending much of September at Anchor Mill in Paisley, the Diaspora Tapestry has made the journey north to paired venues. Finding sufficient space for 211 panels is getting ever more challenging as we go. But of course it has been designed to be divisible.

One half is in Inverness Arts Gallery, where it's part of this years Royal MOD and the Gaelic translations are much appreciated. The other half is in Wick at St Fergus Gallery.

High Life Highland is inviting one and all and friends to visit this new exhibition which runs from 27th September 25th October 2014.

"This project involved communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. Scots have migrated all over the world and have often had a profound impact on the areas where they settled. This project will see communities in 25 countries documenting their Scottish connections on a series of magnificently embroidered panels. Their combined stories pay homage to the incredible determination and courage of Scots over the centuries.

"Led by the team behind the splendid Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry, the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry was created by 600+ volunteers in communities across the globe. It is touring and being displayed across Scotland as part of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations."

St Fergus Gallery
Sinclair Terrace
Wick, Caithness
01955 603 489

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Opening Times
Monday 12 - 5:30pm
Tuesday 12 - 5:30pm
Thursday 12 - 5:30pm
Friday 2pm - 8pm
Saturday 10:30 - 1pm

Some Wick scenes and details of Inverness/ Wick panel allocations ...

Those wishing to know what's where twixt Wick and Inverness can be advised that Inverness has all the 54 Apocrypha panels plus Australasia and Southern Africa plus [for Battle Trust aficionados] there's also an original Gaelic manuscript by Bonnie Prince Charlie's Poet and Gaelic Tutor in 1745 in a case in the Gallery - as part of the Royal MOD.

So, in Wick the panels displayed are from The Baltic, Western Europe, Southern Asia, Canada, The Americas and the British Isles.


Published Date: October 4th 2014

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