Tour of past and present for Enterprise Minister

Tour of past and present for Enterprise Minister

Monday 8th July saw Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, visit Elmwood to discover how the traditional crafts are being kept alive to deliver state-of-the-art design projects for some of the country’s most popular organisations and visitor attractions.

The Minister was given a guided tour of Elmwood’s 20,000 sq ft facility where he was able to watch first hand as time-served craftsmen applied their specialist knowledge to the latest materials, products and techniques.

Mr Ewing also heard about Elmwood’s long-running apprenticeship scheme which offers emerging talent the opportunity of hands-on training from skilled mentors and ensures that the crafts live on for generations to come.

Steven Gough, Production Director of Elmwood, led the Ministerial tour. He said: “It’s pleasing to see traditional techniques being valued, both by customers and by Government. Our programme of developing fully trained and skilled craftsmen leads right back to the values the company was founded upon.

“We always wanted to deliver the highest spec workmanship possible and we’ve spent the last 40 years building the company on these principles. As a result, we now work with some of the most innovative and exciting organisations in Scotland.”

Photograph from left to right: Kenny Cruickshanks, Steven Gough, Fergus Ewing MSP, Donald Bain and Stewart Arnott.