Galashiels pupils fashion the start of a year of RSE events

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work.
The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work.
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Galashiels Academy hosted the inaugural event of an exciting year of inspirational visits to the Borders from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Drawing on the area’s rich cultural, natural and social history, RSE @ Scottish Borders will offer a range of activities designed to enable everyone in the region to address issues relating to its future development and continuing prosperity.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Academy art department teacher Mrs Scott speaks to one of the students of Edinburgh College of Art.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Academy art department teacher Mrs Scott speaks to one of the students of Edinburgh College of Art.

Last Thursday, pupils from Galashiels Academy were joined by lecturers and students from Edinburgh College of Art to explore the possibilities of ‘fashioning science’.

Drawing on the town’s rich textiles history, the creative session challenged pupils to reimagine the classic shirt through the topical lenses of environmental impact and sustainability.

RSE Fellow and convenor of the programme, Professor Jan McDonald, said: “We are delighted to be taking such a varied series of events to the Borders.

“With the Borders Railway due to open in a matter of months, our programme comes at a key moment in the history and economy of the region. We have something on offer in which we hope all in the community can be engaged and I would encourage everyone to get involved.”

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Galashiels Academy pupil Owen talks to Lindy Richardson (Program Director of Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art).

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Galashiels Academy pupil Owen talks to Lindy Richardson (Program Director of Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art).

Led by members of the RSE’s distinguished Fellowship and other experts, events already planned cover the area’s important fishing, farming and textile industries; the place of the Borders within the Scottish Enlightenment; and the legacy of the Border Ballads. More public events will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

All RSE @ Scottish Borders events will be free to attend. Bookings can be made with the RSE Events Team on 0131 240 2780, events@royalsoced.org.uk or online at www.royalsoced.org.uk/events.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Blow drying teh paint on an old shirt.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Blow drying teh paint on an old shirt.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Paulina and Louise customise an old shirt.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Paulina and Louise customise an old shirt.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Pupils with a bucket of dye.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Pupils with a bucket of dye.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Alex stands and irons a shirt sleeve.

The Scottish Borders will host year long events for schools and the public it had been announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Students from Edinburgh College of Art teach Gala Academy pupils about the environmental impact of using materials in their work. Alex stands and irons a shirt sleeve.