Keith Kilt and Textile Centre praised
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THE Keith Kilt and Textile Centre is helping sell Scotland to the world.
That is the view of Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant who visited the centre.
The international reptuation of the centre - the only one of its kind in the world - is growing each year and next month it is set to welcome students from New Zealand, Australia and Canada for its latest kilt-making course.
Mrs Grant was shown the process involved in making a kilt by tutor Paula Hunter and centre chairwoman Linda Gorn.
"Tartan and the kilt centre really sells Scotland abroad. There is something iconic about it and just really recognisable as Scotland," said Mrs Grant.
Paula Hunter said: "The lady from Australia is coming back for a third year. She originally came with her daughter who was over here doing ballroom dancing. She came and made one kilt and got the bug."
The centre, which has been in existence for 21 years, runs a range of courses and also sells art and craft items to generate additional income to support the work of the centre.
To find out more about the work of the centre go to www.kiltsandtextiles.org