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The beauty of the Borders has been captured in a new film commissioned by the University's School of Textile and Design.

The new Borders Railway has opened up our campus to more students and visitors than ever before: our workshops, studio and gallery are now within 50 minutes of Edinburgh.

Professor Fiona Waldron

The brief film shows students from the School picking up supplies and inspiration in the centre of Edinburgh, before boarding the Borders Railway and heading back onto campus to use its world-class facilities.

Drone footage from Peter Keith, a specialist aerial videographer, captures the train winding its way back to Galashiels and the beautiful countryside of the Borders.

Professor Fiona Waldron, Head of the School of Textile and Design, said, “The new Borders Railway has opened up our campus to more students and visitors than ever before: our workshops, studio and gallery are now within 50 minutes of Edinburgh.

“The Borders is an inspiring location for our students, who want to benefit from using the best facilities in the UK and being in the heartland of luxury textiles.

“This video really captures what a dynamic place this is to study, and reminds students that, as with all Heriot-Watt University campuses, you're always connected to other locations and opportunities.”

The School of Textile and Design is based at High Mill, Galashiels and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subjects such as Fashion Technology, Interior Design, Knitwear, Ethics in Fashion and Fashion Marketing and Retailing. The School also runs an international summer school and a series of workshops for Borders residents interested in learning more about textile and design.