On Thursday I travelled across to Kyle of Lochalsh to get some training from Emma Noble, who designed our website, on adding a blog to the site. This turned out to be much easier than I expected, thanks to wordpress which is more or less idiot proof and to Emma’s clear instructions.
Emma grew up in Kyle and let home to study in Aberdeen. However, unlike many of her contemporaries, she returned to her home village, where she eventually set up her own business, Emma Noble Prints. It was interesting to see how she is building up the business by offering a range of design services, combined with picture framing and her own art and textile design. So many young Highlanders leave their communities to study after school and those who want to return struggle to do so, but Emma’s example shows that it is possible, with a lot of hard work. She travels away to market her textiles, so as to establish this aspect of her business, but is mainly based in Kyle. The photograph shows her at a recent show in Cheltenham.