Rachel’s tartan triumph

A contemporary tartan designed by a Galashiels-based student during a work experience placement has been registered by The Scottish Register of Tartans.'Rachel Evison, 21, a fourth-year textile and design student at Heriot-Watt University, created 'Ashers of Nairn' tartan.
A contemporary tartan designed by a Galashiels-based student during a work experience placement has been registered by The Scottish Register of Tartans.'Rachel Evison, 21, a fourth-year textile and design student at Heriot-Watt University, created 'Ashers of Nairn' tartan.
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A contemporary tartan designed by a Galashiels-based student during a work experience placement has been registered by The Scottish Register of Tartans.

Rachel Evison, 21, a fourth-year textile and design student at Heriot-Watt University, created “Ashers of Nairn” tartan.

Pictured with examples of tartans she has designed, Rachel, who was on a summer work experience placement with Bute Fabrics on the Isle of Bute, used the corporate colours for Ashers of Nairn to commemorate the company’s success in this year’s Scottish Baker of the Year competition.

Rachel, who hails from North Yorkshire, won her work placement after taking first prize in an industrial project arranged by Heriot-Watt staff. Working in conjunction with university lecturers and the design team at Bute Fabrics, students were tasked with resolving a design challenge that the firm faced.

During her placement, Rachel was briefed by Ashers of Nairn, who wanted to modernise its existing tartan using the colours in the company logo.