Lead stitcher of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, Dorie Wilkie and husband Tom safely preparing the Tapestry for hanging in its new permanent national gallery in the renowned textile town of Galashiels, in the heartlands of the Scottish Borders.

One of the world’s largest tapestries and community arts projects, the Great Tapestry of Scotland was hand stitched by over 1,000 people across Scotland.

Its new national gallery and visitor centre will be where the people’s story of Scotland and creative journeys begin when it opens this summer.

PHOTO – Phil Wilkinson