The Scottish Parliament, being infinitely wise and just, decided on a student competition to design their tartan. Well, Cardonald College Graphic students just HAD to take part in that one; never let it be said that our students confine themselves to any one area. No siree! these are creative thinkers who will design for ceramics or textiles as well as web or animation! Anyway, moving on from the marketing, Steven Swinney was one of the two runners up! What an honour. A Graphic design student in the last three, alongside two textile students from Heriot Watt University WTG Steven!!! This is Steven posing on the balcony of the Scottish Parliament the day the winner was announced to the press, a very hot sunny day in June. Just look at that blue sky. Steven has already done a postcard about the Parliament tiny wee scones and he was not exaggerating one bit. Still, we don't want good taxpayers money being wasted on hospitality for the likes of us or maybe we DO!! I couldn't resist including my photograph of the cute dog languishing in the window of a whiskey shop on the Royal mile. Ah, don't you just love Scotland!