Centres of excellence
Scotland’s reputation for quality textiles is driven by the people that make and distribute them. From designers, weavers and manufacturers to scientists, researchers and testers, our signature materials come from a skilled workforce.
Building the workforce are Scotland's world-class facilities that train our professionals to produce the innovative textiles that we're famous for.
Textile courses and research centres
Heriot Watt University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in fashion, design and technical textiles. The university has particular strength in textile design, technical textiles (including photovoltaics, fibre optics, and coatings) and commercial textile testing.
|Edinburgh College of Art
Glasgow School of Art
Grays School of Art
Duncan of Jordanstone
Spread across the country, these four academic centres provide textile and fashion design courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and further education students.
|University of Dundee
Part of the electronic engineering and physics department, the nanomaterials course at Dundee University provides training for materials used in the life sciences, medical, dental, civil engineering sectors)
| University of Strathclyde
Significant research into Polymers at this institution has influenced the use and development of technical textiles.
| Edinburgh Napier University
Influential research into fibre composites takes place at Edinburgh Napier University in the Centre for Wood Science and Technology.
| Cardonald College
The fashion design and garment manufacture course at this Glasgow college links current students with fashion houses and textile manufacturers.