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Future Design Talent by Heriot Watt University Textile Students

Future Design Talent by Heriot Watt University Textile Students

The exhibition ‘Future Design Talent’ showcases the work of students from Heriot-Watt University, School of Textiles and Design.

The history of the School began in 1883, with classes in weaving, dyeing and chemistry which were introduced under direction of Thomas Welsh. In 1889, it was named, The Galashiels Combined Technical School.

In 1909 the School became the South of Scotland Central Technical College.

In 1922 the School became the Scottish Woollen Technical College. A unique development was the opening of the Production Unit, a self-contained woollen mill housed in one of the two Netherdale mills, installed with a wide range of machinery suitable for the training of cloth darners and menders, weavers and a range of other skilled workers.

After becoming the Scottish College of Textiles in 1968, new extensions were built to house an enlarged workshop and production area, lecture rooms and a large library. The College shifted its efforts from the production of fabric to take into account garment manufacture and fashion design.

The merger of the Scottish College of Textiles with Heriot Watt University in 1997 heralded the new beginnings for the School of Textiles & Design.

The exhibition showcases information and student work from the Undergraduate Degree Programmes including:

  • BA (Hons) Communication Design
  • BA (Hons) Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interiors, Art)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Branding & Promotion
  • BSc (Hons) Fashion Technology
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design

When & where

Date: Sep 09 - Sep 30

Old Gala House

Pricing details:

FREE – Donations Welcome