Forestry Commission Scotland forester Iain Laidlaw said ‘I was really flattered to be asked to help pull together such a fine collection of unique furniture from some of our best local makers. We are lucky in Scottish Borders to have such a dedicated band of talented woodworkers who specialise in making the most of the beautiful timber we grow here. The Borders produces increasing amounts of timber and as a forester I really appreciate the role these guys play in adding value locally to some of our most interesting timber. Visitors to the exhibition can’t fail to be impressed by the skills involved in turning a diverse range of local timbers into an equally wide range of beautiful furniture items and styles.’
All work is for sale or you can contact the makers to discuss bespoke pieces. The exhibition runs until at St Ronan’s Wells Visitor’s Centre in Innerleithen until Saturday 26 August. More information on 01896 833583.