Martin Whitfield MSP has visited the Great Tapestry of Scotland at its new permanent home in the centre of Galashiels for an update on developments since the centre opened in 2021.

The South Scotland MSP met with the tapestry centre’s Director Sandy Maxwell-Forbes to hear more about what has been happening since it’s new permanent home opened and discuss some of the ideas Sandy and her team have for the tapestry’s future.

Among the initiatives that have been developed is an education partnership with local primary schools to help more children and young people engage with the tapestry and its history.

Commenting after the visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“I really enjoyed a wonderful visit to the fascinating Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels today.

“While I had seen it many times before in different locations, it was great to see it in its new permanent home and hear more about this excellent five star attraction’s success so far and the exciting plans for its future.

“Many thanks to Sandy and her team for taking the time out to meet with me and discuss the opportunities for continuing the tapestry’s story.”

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