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Ogilvie Completes Great Tapestry Visitor Centre

Ogilvie Completes Great Tapestry Visitor Centre

Ogilvie Construction was proud to recently complete the new purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels for Scottish Borders Council.

The latest addition to Scotland’s national cultural scene is home to one of the world’s largest community arts projects. Hand stitched by a team of 1,000 stitchers from across Scotland, the Great Tapestry of Scotland incorporates over 300 miles of wool in 160 linen panels to create a pictorial history of Scotland.

The building, designed by Page\Park Architects, consists of gallery spaces, a visitor centre, café, workshop area and offices. The front of the neighbouring B listed post office was refurbished to accommodate staff and studio space.

 Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said:

“We are proud to have delivered such a prestigious project that will play an important role in Scottish culture and the regeneration of Galashiels, attracting over 50,000 visitors to the town each year.

 “Our team worked closely with Scottish Borders Council and all of the stakeholders, managing the project though the challenges of the pandemic to successful completion.  The building has been designed and built to the highest quality creating a world class attraction.”

 The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a unique project to stitch the entire story of Scotland from pre-history to modern times and through its artistry and visual storytelling, making Scotland’s history, heritage and culture accessible to all.

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