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3 Harbours a delight once more ... and the Diaspora Tapestry is home in The Pans!

Once again 3 Harbours Festival brings pleasure and enjoyment through the arts

As the programme suggested a month and more ago, there was a great deal to see and marvel at in this year's great arts festival here along the coast from Prestonpans to Port Seton.

And back again, twice the size since it launched at the 3 Harbours for the nation's Homecoming 2014, is our very own Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. Since then it's been right around the globe to be seen and enjoyed across the diaspora that created it. It's been exhibited in cathedrals and art galleries, hosted Hogmanay and Burns Night in Canada, been as far north as Iceland and as far south as Otago in New Zealand.

Now it's back in Scotland sharing with us all the stories of Scots who left for other lands and made their marks - often establishing the Church of Scotland and educational initiatives [as in Jerusalem & Jaffa seen below], sometimes ensuring independence as in Australia, Canada or the USA; at other times becoming outlaws even joining a gold rush to Australia or New Zealand. All beautifully stitched.

The exhibition is in the Community Centre until the weekend....

... and always remember, if you can't make it this week, or like so many visitors you want to be seeing it all again with its captivating tales, it's all on the APP free 24 hours a day from Apple and Android @: scottish diaspora

P.S. So, how many noted that 'extra' panel triggered by Donald Trump's election as President of the USA and his maternal ancestry from Gaelic Scotland. Gill Lindsay stitched the 'extra' panel ... for the record .... the rules are that no new panels officially join the Diaspora Tapestry but that quite a few 'extras' will come along from time to time and be given a spot at an exhibition or two. At St Giles it was the cluster of Schools' Panels led from Dunoon......

Published Date: June 6th 2017

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