After research and liaison with key allies in Scotland, visiting centres in Holland, Belgium and N.Ireland, Our Linen Stories launched in Leith in May 2018.
Our Tours are set out below, commencing with our 2018 Tour adding further tours, the most recent on top. In 2019, we retraced our steps to say thank you to the many communities and local people who had contributed. We also began to develop our Flax Futures programme of legacy initiatives with key allies. We brought the programme together at the end of 2019 with an Exhibition and Events series in Edinburgh.
By start 2020, more than 2000 people had directly engaged with our programme with many more contributing via social media.
With the first presentation of our core stories we began an extraordinary journey, gathering local tales from around the country and beyond, hearing stories of art, design and industry and celebrating contemporary design in each region, evolving our exhibition and archive en route. We are deeply grateful to all those who have added to our journey and look forward to continuing with you in the months to come.
Please visit our News webpages to read more about our Flax Futures and if you like, to offer any Linen Stories of your own.
Please enjoy our Journey in Design. With each location, we offer details of new displays curated and community events produced local to each of our chosen venues. We are very grateful for the support and skill of the teams who collaborated so generously at each venue.
Our Linen Stories continues in Scotland this year with a focus on Fife. We look forward to linking with our Linen neighbours in N.Ireland in 2020, on mainland Europe in 2021 and to following flax routes to North America in 2022. Our Events page gives details of all our latest programmes.