I am delighted to be invited by curator Stacey Hunter to contribute to The First Minister’s Local Heroes Collection – a presentation of work by ten Scottish designers presented in The First Ministers Office at The Scottish Parliament.

“The invitation to place a selection of Scotland’s most interesting, innovative and well-crafted design into not only the Scottish Parliament, but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s personal office is a reflection of the strength of Scotland’s vibrant design industry. The ten pieces of work we have selected represent the best of contemporary Scottish creativity. To be rotated on a rolling basis, the pieces will act as talking points for visitors and guests of the First Minister. The collection provides an opportunity to promote the industry, process, place and people behind Scottish design. As a changing collection it is intended to be an evolving environment that demonstrates Scotland’s diverse, modern and world class design community.” – Dr Stacey Hunter, Local Heroes Founder

“Scotland is home to world class artists and designers and I’m proud to be able to support the sector through the Local Heroes project. I welcome visitors from both home and abroad and across the public and private sectors to my office at parliament and it’s a privilege to help raise the profile of Scotland’s exceptional design expertise. The initial collection has already been positively received, with well-deserved praise from visitors. I look forward to welcoming further collections in the future.”
– Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister

More information on the project can viewed at www.localheroes.design