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Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award winning Writer, Journalist and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He is the founder and Director of Borders Book Festival and Lennoxlove Book Festival.  He has recently launched Britain's DNA, Scotland's DNA, Ireland's DNA and Yorkshire's DNA and is Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry of Scotland and a Director of Book Nation.



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In this video Alistair gives a tour of Harmony House in Melrose.





2011 saw the launch of Britain's DNA, and by having your DNA analysed you can become part of the sweep of this huge story. Your origins, your ancestors, the people who made you will emerge from the shadows as our research reaches back into the darkness of the deep past – your past. From a simple saliva sample our scientists can trace your ancestry over many thousands of years and through new and developing technology, we can answer a fundamental question – where do we come from?





The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a unique project to stitch the entire story of Scotland from pre-history to modern times. Alistair is the Co-Chairman for the project and is responsible for advising the board on historical content.

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 Scotland!) form a team set to produce one of the world’s longest tapestries through one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland.



Extracts from 'The Reivers' and 'A History of Tyneside' can be viewed on the YouTube links below:











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