Ottawa 2017 Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition in Pictures .. the last in Canada!

Scottish Society of Ottawa puts on Grand Finale

Under Jenny Bruce's indefatigable direction, the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry has been presented at seven exhibitions across Canada since it arrived in Victoria BC from Otago New Zealand in April 2016. And there was one trip south of the Border to Montello, Wisconsin, where John Muir spent his teenage years.

Each and every exhibition has been hosted by the local community, almost always including stitchers who have panels in the extraordinary artwork. Always they have been supported by local Scottish groups not least St Andrew's Societies not least in Ottawa.

Ottawa this January is the last in this series although there is already talk of a return series in North America beginning in Los Angeles from end 2017/ 2018.

Visitors, embroiderers, Scottish diaspora ... not Punters please!

The Sub-Editor seems to have got carried away [in clearly a wrong nomenclature!] when the East Lothian Courier noted this week that we've now passed the 100,000 visitor numbers for the Diaspora Tapestry.

Published Date: Monday, January 9, 2017

The Prestonpans Tapestry created by Prestoungrange Arts Festival and the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust in support of the campaign for a Living History Centre in Prestonpans.
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