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Tapestry stolen at gallery.

Byline: DAVID TAYLOR david.taylor@dailyrecord.co.uk

A PANEL from the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been stolen from an art gallery.

The 143m tapestry is the largest embroidered tapestry in the world.

Each panel covers a different period of Scottish history, from the Battle of Bannockburn to the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

But thieves pinched a colourful section illustrating the story of Rosslyn Chapel on Thursday as the work was displayed at Kirkcaldy Galleries.

It has been on show in Fife since June.

The artist who designed the tapestry, Andrew Crummy, said: "It's the equivalent of stealing from your own grandmother. It took 500 hours to stitch and these ladies from Roslin, it's their church.

"This panel is a really personal statement by those ladies, and I feel for them because of that."

The tapestry was made in 160 separate sections before being stitched together.

It took over two years to complete and was first put on display in 2013.

Police are studying CCTV footage.

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