Alumni Services

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Project

Are you a French alumnus with a strong connection to Scotland? Are you a Scottish graduate, now residing in France? Do you have a personal story about your connection to both countries that you would like to share?

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

In conjunction with the Prestoungrange Arts Festival in Prestonpans, the University of Edinburgh Alumni Association of France are working on a project entitled ‘The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry’.

The tapestry itself will be created by volunteers across the globe and will be assembled and displayed in Scotland as part of the Homecoming 2014 celebrations.

Do you have a tale to tell?

The Alumni Association, along with Yvonne Murphy coordinator of the project, is currently collecting diaspora tales and is keen to hear from others with a Scottish-France connection.

These stories could be about your ancestors leaving Scotland and making a new life in France, or maybe you have recently emigrated from Scotland to France. Perhaps you are a French alumnus, what made you decide to study in Scotland and what difference has this made to your life?

To share your stories please email Pamela Marr:

More information

More information on the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry can be found via the following links:

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Facebook Page

For more information on how to join the University of Edinburgh Alumni Association of France please click on the link below:

The Alumni Association of France