Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award winning Writer, Historian and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland.
January 2023: Launch of Alistair’s latest book Scotland’s Forgotten Past: A History of the Mislaid, Misplaced and Misunderstood
Borders Book Festival Highlights
The Great Tapestry Of Scotland is the brainchild of one of Scotland’s best- known writers, Alexander McCall Smith. The 44 Scotland Street author, together with historian Alistair Moffat, and with the artistic talents of Andrew Crummy, (not to mention stitchers from all over the country!) that has produced one of the world’s longest tapestries through one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland.