Gillian Kyle - Scottish Designer # 6

For our sixth Scottish designer may I present to you a fellow Glasweigian, the uber talented Gillian Kyle

Drawing inspiration from famous Scottish brands such as Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Caramel WafersIrn Bru and Scott's Porridge Oats, Gillian hand-illustrates each design and then arranges for them to be screen printed onto cotton, china, melamine and paper. 

You can find her designs adorning everything from aprons and cushions to mugs, t-shirts and tote bags. 

However, there's a special place in my heart reserved for her tea towel designs. The fact each one features food and drink products probably plays a part in it - they are perfectly suited to a kitchen setting!

The stereotype of Scots being a thrifty lot still prevails to this day and, for those of us conforming to the stereotype, there's good news - each tea-towel comes in at under a tenner at the bank-friendly price of £9.50. 

If all this doesn't instill a sense of national pride, then I don't know what will!