Rachael Hamilton MSP for Scotland South recently visited the Chippendale International School of Furniture, meeting staff and students who this year come from nine different countries.

Earlier this year, Education Scotland published a highly positive report on the school, which has established an international reputation for furniture design, restoration and making.

Among the students she talked to was Paddy O’Neill, a UK student who is making a coffee table featuring a complex wooden rendering of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

Caption: Anselm Fraser, school principal, Rachel Hamilton MSP, Paddy O’Neill and Tom Fraser, school tutor.