Last week, I spent some time in Edinburgh. Apart from getting away from distractions for a couple of days, the main reasons for my trip were to see The Great Tapestry of Scotland and a visit to Wonderland Models.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a project to tell the story of Scotland and it's history and culture through a 160 panel tapestry. http://www.scotlandstapestry.com/ .
I arrived at the 1000 opening time, thinking that there would not be many people, only to find hundreds! It took nearly two hours to get round the 160 panels. It was well worth it. The amount of work put in and the number of small and hidden details, that would be missed at first glance, are well worth the time spent.
If you don't manage to see it before 21 September, it will be touring Scotland in the future.
I spent the rest of the day at the National Museum of Scotland, seing the displays that I didn't have time for back in August.
The following morning, before coming back to Aberdeen, I visited Wonderland Models. I picked up some models for ongoing projects.