So much to learn from our rich tapestry of life

Joan was hugely impressed with the detail on the 160-panel great tapestry of Scotland which celebrates the country's achievements and history.

THE great tapestry of Scotland was on display for just three weeks at Holyrood yet attracted 30,000 visitors.

Its popularity even took the parliamentary authorities by surprise – and as a result it will return to Holyrood next summer.

The brainchild of writer ­Alexander McCall Smith, the historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, it tells the story of our nation in 160 panels.

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