Galashiels building houses a visual record of 1,000 years of history
Page\Park Architects has completed the Great Tapestry of Scotland Gallery in Galashiels for Scottish Borders Council.
The building was designed to house a visual history of the nation crafted by the hands of 1,000 stitchers.
Designed by Andrew Crummy to a narration written by Alistair Moffat, with the grand vision imagined by author Alexander McCall Smith, the 143m tapestry is a linear pictorial history depicting key events going back 12,000 years. It was meticulously embroidered in communities across Scotland led by master stitcher Dorie Wilkie.
Page\Park said its architectural vision was to create a distinctive building rooted in its physical and historical context.
Turner & Townsend provided project management and cost consultancy services while Ogilvie Construction was the main contractor.