Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Scottish Centre of Textiles to come up in Galashiels
Scottish Centre of Textiles to come up in Galashiels
20
Feb '15
Michael Moore
Michael Moore
The Scottish Centre of Textiles (SCOT) project would come up in Galashiels, a major commercial centre for the Borders region of Scotland, local MP Michael Moore said on his website.
 
Moore described the choosing of Galashiels (often shortened to Gala) as being “a step closer” to SCOT project becoming a reality.
 
Moore has been working closely with local textiles producers, Heriot Watt University, Borders College and project leaders Hamish Carruthers and Alisdaire Lockhart to bring the SCOT project to the Borders.
 
“Ever since I heard about the possibility of a Scottish Centre of Textiles, I have been campaigning to ensure that it is located in the Borders where 80 per cent of the textile industry of Scotland is based,” said Moore.
 
“Here in the Borders we have a world-class textiles industry and SCOT has the potential to further enhance its reputation as well as boosting local tourism,” he added.
 
Moore said choosing where to locate the project in the Borders was a difficult process but Gala was chosen due to railway and other attractions such as Abbotsford.
 
The next step of SCOT is to establish a Scottish National Textile Archive, which is expected to further enhance the reputation Scottish textiles and add to the tourist and professional footfall to the Borders.
 
“I now look forward to working with the project leaders, our local textile industry and Heriot Watt University to put in place the first stage of project to establish a Scottish National Textile Archive which will bring together historic and contemporary textile collections produced in Scotland, for the public and global researchers to enjoy,” said Moore. (RKS)
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pyrates Smart Fabrics

Textiles | On 16th Jul 2018

Spain's Pyrates Smart Fabrics targets Asia, S America

Spain-based Pyrates Smart Fabrics, whose major markets are northern...

Bangladesh to modernise 3 jute factories to boost sector

Textiles | On 16th Jul 2018

Bangladesh to modernise 3 jute factories to boost sector

The executive committee of Bangladesh’s National Economic Council...

Courtesy: Asda

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jul 2018

J Sainsbury agrees to £3.5 bn financing for Asda merger

J Sainsbury plc has agreed for a financing package of £3.5 billion in ...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search