Sophie Younger BA (Hons), MPhil, ACR

Sophie Younger studied conservation in service at Glasgow Museums during the 1990s, she is a trained embroiderer, tapestry weaver with an MPhil in Art History. Since starting a family, on the Isle of Islay, Sophie has been self-employed, she became an accredited member of Icon in 2006.

Sophie is committed to supporting the next generation of conservators through work opportunities. She has been an Icon Scotland committee member, consulted on Heritage sector matters and published articles in professional journals.

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Fiona Watt BA(Hons), MPhil

Fiona Watt (permanent employee and conservation graduate). Fiona specialised in weaving for her BA (Hons) in Textile Design, and has six years of experience working in the textile industry. An interest in heritage saw Fiona convert her textile skills for conservation purposes by gaining an MPhil in Textile Conservation from the University of Glasgow. Fiona has two years of experience working in Remedial and Preventive Conservation.


Harriet Perkins BSc(Hons), MPhil
Harriet trained at the Centre for Textile Conservation at Glasgow University with an MPhil in Textile Conservation. She has a particular interest in tapestry conservation having undertaken an internship at Doddington Hall near Lincoln.

Harriet Perkins

Samuel Adams (joiner and fabricator)

Time served joiner who is able and sensitive to working within an historic environment.


Dr Philippa Duffus (Consultant in Science & Objets d’Art)

Interns on placement
Interns on placement
YCL sponsoring youth quilt project
YCL sponsoring youth quilt project
Our first crop of linen
Our first crop of linen