“I met some great people and learnt loads. My life has changed for good!”

Hattie Barder

The furniture school nestles in East Lothian countryside, at the foot of the beautiful Lammermuir Hills, close to the friendly historic towns of Gifford and Haddington.

Edinburgh, Europe’s festival city, is only a short drive away with the rest of Scotland’s many attractions within easy reach. An inspiring location for creative furniture design courses!

Whatever their background, students quickly become part of the local community, enjoying everything the area has to offer from bagpipe lessons to Sunday lunch in one of the excellent local pubs.

As one former student, Matthew Scott Brebner, said: “This school is simply amazing. Year after year an amazing group of students arrive with a whole range of backgrounds and skill sets.

“30 long, challenging and exciting weeks later and the group has been turned into a confident, inventive and skilled group of cabinet makers.”

In the rest of this section, you can read student feedback, see how we can help you find accommodation and discover the buzzing social life on our doorstep.

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