Designed by Great Tapestry of Scotland artist Andrew Crummy, this embroidery was stitched by the public while the Great Tapestry was on show at Kirkcaldy Galleries in the summer of 2015. It was then completed by a dedicated team of volunteers. The panel celebrates the rich cultural, social and industrial heritage of Kirkcaldy with references to, among others, the linoleum industry, Kirkcaldy Galleries and Adam Smith.
Tapestry panel depicting images which relate to Kirkcaldy. The central image is of two figured heads one being a miner, the other a linoleum worker. Both are surrounded by other smaller images including a Wemyss cat, a whaling harpoon, a linen mill and a clock face amongst numerous others.
BAYERN/O/RAITH/I (centre right)
THE/WEALTH/OF/NATIONS (centre right)
FOR IKEN MYSELF BY THE QUEER-LIKE SMELL/THAT THE NEXT STOP’S KIRKCALDY!/THE LANG TOUN (centre)