Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Great Tapestry of Scotland

14-20 High Street, Galashiels, TD1 1DS. Scotland

Through 160 hand stitched panels displayed chronologically, visitors can explore Scotland’s history, heritage, innovations and culture, from the formation of the land that has became modern day Scotland. Made by the people of Scotland telling the history of Scotland, the tapestry introduces visitors to the people and the magnificent landscapes. Stitched by over 1000 men, women and children the Tapestry is one of the most ambitious community projects every undertaken in Scotland.

GBST Offer – Great Tapestry of Scotland have a fantastic offer for 5 free places per 30 pupils across all workshops. Quote ‘GBST’ on the booking to claim your offer!

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.
Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



14-20 High Street, Galashiels
TD1 1DS. Scotland

Opening Hours

November - March, Tuesday - Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm/April - October, Monday - Sunday, 9.30am - 5pm (Workshops available weekdays during opening periods)