Visit to V&A Dundee 22/03/19

V&A Dundee was the fantastic venue for the latest catch-up of Guild members now living in Scotland.

Taking place in late March, 11 of us, ranging in age from youthful 20-somethings to robust 80 year olds (and one very cute toddler!), enjoyed a guided tour of the Scottish Design Gallery, marvelling at an eclectic mix of design wonders originating north of the border.

From Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s original Oak Room and a stunning Alexander McQueen wedding dress to furniture, video game design and the incredible engineering behind the Falkirk Wheel, we left with valuable knowledge of Scotland’s wonderful design heritage - and its bright future.

The tour was followed by a delicious lunch in V&A Dundee’s Tatha Bar & Kitchen, during which many reminiscences and tales of ‘Coll’ unfolded.

All in all, a great afternoon and plans are already afoot for our next meet-up!

Many thanks to Angie Emler (nee James, 1975, St Helen’s and Eversleigh) for organising such a successful event.

Submitted by Caroline Lindsay (nee Headley, 1975, St Clare).

Photograph courtesy of Charlotte Kennedy.

If you are interested in future events in Scotland please do get in touch with Angie Emler by email at