Largest tapestry

  natdoor 11:06 23 Mar 2012
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The world's largest tapestry is to be created depicting Scottish history culminating in the opening of the Scottish Parliament. Doubtless this will depict many battles fought with the English but I doubt that it will include the most significant event of all. I refer to the Darien Venture, which resulted in Scotland's bankruptcy and led to the Scots agreeing to the Union of Parliaments in return for a sum, known as The Equivalent, of £398,000 being paid to the Scots.

Should the Scots decide that they wish to be independent, I feel sure that with their renowned integrity, sense of fair play and generosity they will wish to repay this to the English. At a compound interest rate of 5% this comes to a mere £1.7 trillion. I am sure that the Englis would accept a Scottish gilt with, say, 5% coupon in perpetuity.

  Quickbeam 11:17 23 Mar 2012
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Ooooh yes! I'll accept that deal no probs...

  Woolwell 12:49 23 Mar 2012

It does include the Darien Scheme. Great Tapestry of Scotland. The list of the 107 panels (why 107?) makes interesting reading.

  natdoor 12:57 23 Mar 2012

Thanks for pointing that out, Woolwell. I heard of it on the radio today and should have realised there would already be a website.

  Quickbeam 13:33 23 Mar 2012

Oh ye of little faith!

  natdoor 18:00 23 Mar 2012

Well, with the Darien affair doubtless shewn as a great adventure I note that Culloden does not make the list.

  Aitchbee 19:58 23 Mar 2012

I would be most willing to lend my FREE adept tapestry, finger-skills, to the Cause...if they'll let me.

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