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Budding designer at Tweeddale Museum

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery has installed an eye-catching donation box which was designed by a pupil from Peebles High School.

Our Tweeddale Museum team were in need of a new donation box and they approached Peebles High School Technology department to see if pupils would be interested in creating one. Pupil Isabelle Elsmore needed to make something on the theme of ‘The Great Outdoors’ for her National 5 Design and Manufacture portfolio and so, she offered to make a donation box. She met museum staff member, Chris Sawyers to get an understanding of the design brief.

Isabelle’s design incorporates branches, twigs and leaves, which not only celebrate ‘The Great Outdoors’, but also complement the current exhibition, ‘Intertwined’, in which textile artists Rose Campbell and Alison King take inspiration from the beautiful forests surrounding Peebles.

Phoebe Stewart, our Assistant Curator, said: “It’s wonderful for Tweeddale museum to work collaboratively with Peebles High School – and what a wonderful outcome for all involved. As a charity, we aim to invest in the local community, and we are so pleased with our new box from the very talented Isabelle!”

“We would like to thank staff at Peebles High School for their co-operation and we wish Isabelle all the best in her future career and plans. Without doubt she is very creative and talented, and who knows, maybe one day she will exhibit more of her work at Tweeddale Museum.”

Live Borders is a charity. Every penny you spend with us is reinvested into supporting active, creative and healthy communities in the Scottish Borders.