One of Alexander Carrick's daughters Anne Scott herself became an established artist producing beautiful costume figures, often on Scottish artistic and historical subjects.

Anne's figures (often signed Anne Carrick) and her husband Donald's tapestries form the inspiring exhibition on Sir Walter Scott's 'Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders' which is now permanently housed at Smailholm Tower near Kelso.  Many of these works are in glass cases in the centre of the floor,allowing them to be viewed from every angle.  Anne told me of how her father constantly impressed on her and his students the importance of creating a work to be viewed 'in the round', maintaining the interest of the viewer when seen from all sides and angles.


Above - Alex Carrick's daughters Elizabeth (left) and Anne (right) in Anne's studio with the portrait of their father by Aberdeen artist D.M. Sutherland



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Left - The Minstrel from Scott's

'The Lay of the Last Minstrel' at Smailholm Tower.

'The way was long, the wind was cold,

The Minstrel was infirm and old;

His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray,

Seem'd to have known a better day;'