Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition Coming to Scarborough

Canada’s multicultural diversity will be celebrated in Scarborough, Ontario, from September 17 - October 1, 2016, in a very special way. Ordinary Scottish folk including coalminers, trades-people, farmers and farm servants carried their strong work ethic, social institutions and values around the world. In their adopted communities they made new friends, learned together, and shared ideas, perspectives and dreams.

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry ( will be on a North American tour in 2016. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Scarborough will host the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition from September 17 to October 1, 2016.  The first Presbyterian congregation in Toronto, St. Andrew’s celebrates their bi-centennial in 2018.

The Scottish families of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, are modestly featured in the excellent new “coffee-table” book "The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry". More information is at:

Almost twenty descendants of Scarborough’s Scottish settlers volunteered many hours to stitch these two panels for the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. The theme of the Scarborough panels is the relationship between the Scottish immigrants and the Scarborough forest.

*with thanks to D. Bruce McCowan for the information regarding this exciting event. 

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