Credit where it's due
I came across an article in the August issue of Scottish Field [Glasgow's Genius] about Bruce Hamilton making Mackintosh style furniture. Recently the newly opened Mackintosh Tea Room in Glasgow appeared on TV, showing the work involved. Angus Ross also made furniture for the restoration and it annoys me that this small workshop in Aberfeldy that made 125 steam-bent chairs and 40 tables, should not even have been mentioned in the programme. The three furniture makers made everything by hand, working weekends in order to complete the order in time and actually deliver one week sooner. The BBC had sent a film crew to the workshop showing the story of their progress, which was to have been included in the television programme. The day before the programme was to be aired they telephoned and apologised that there was no time to include it and the whole thing would not be used after all. I think it incredible that such a small work force was even in the running for the contract. Angus Ross worked terribly hard to secure this and, being local, I feel that some recognition should be shown. Perhaps there is room for an article in the future in Scottish Field? Sabrina Storey, Pitlochry
Crafted: Bruce Hamilton, furniture maker.