New Lanark selected to be part of Scottish tapestry

NEW Lanark is to feature in a selection of only 160 key moments chosen to illustrate the entire history of Scotland.

A panel depicting the World Heritage Site will form part of the historic narrative for what is likely to become the world’s longest tapestry.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is the brainchild of one of Scotland’s best-known writers, Alexander McCall Smith.

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The 44 Scotland Street author, together with historian Alistair Moffat, the artistic talents of Andrew Crummy, and stitchers from all over Scotland, will produce the world’s longest tapestry through one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland.

New Lanark development officer Graeme Maciver said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to be part of this project. “It highlights the importance of New Lanark in Scotland’s history.”

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