The Furniture School is in an ideal location, nestling in the heart of the East Lothian countryside yet only a few miles from the centre of Scotland’s vibrant capital city, Edinburgh.

There is no shortage of things to do after the school day ends or at weekends.

The nearby village of Gifford has two great pubs, the Goblin Ha’ Hotel and the Tweedale Arms, and the village holds a number of seasonal events and activities.

A bottle of 12 year old glenkinchie whisky

The school sits at the base of the rolling Lammermuir Hills that form a natural border between East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. They are an ideal spot for hill-walking and bird-watching.

There are over twenty golf courses within 30 minutes of the school, and three within ten minutes drive. And the famous Glenkinchie Distillery is close by for those who want to sample Scotland’s most famous export.

The ancient market town of Haddington offers a wide range of social and sporting facilities, from swimming to a top folk club.  Students have even been known to take lessons in Scotland’s national instrument, the bagpipes.

During half-terms and holidays there is time for students to explore the beautiful Scottish countryside, with some choosing to share the rental of a camper van and take advantage of Scotland’s ‘right to roam‘ policy.

One of the highlights of the student year is the annual Christmas lunch, where everyone enjoys a traditional meal, prepared by our Student Welfare Officer, Isobel, using the best of locally-sourced organic produce.

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