The Great Tapestry of Scotland – Welcome Panel Tour
We look forward to welcoming the team from the Great Tapestry of Scotland to Floors this May when our visitors will be offered the chance to contribute to the welcome panels that will go on show at the new permanent home of the Great Tapestry of Scotland.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland – completed in 2013 – tells the story of the nation in 160 panels and is more than 140m (450ft) long.
It took 1,000 volunteer stitchers more than 50,000 hours to complete.
A permanent home for it is now being constructed in the Scottish Borders which it is hoped it will attract more than 50,000 visitors a year.
In the meantime, the project to create welcome panels is being taken on tour to a range of venues. Events around the country will allow them to work with textile artists to add a stitch or two to the work.
The welcome panels will be on tour across the country and Floors Castle & Gardens is one of the featured locations in the Scottish Borders.
By the time the panels are complete, it is hoped that more than 1,000 people will have contributed to them.
The panels will be situated in the Ball Room at the Castle. Upon arrival to the site, visitors are asked to advise the pay hut attendee at the gate that they are visiting to take part in the welcome panel project. A free access ticket will then be issued for the Castle.