Bearsden man gets special job for Royal wedding

Bearsden furniture maker Bruce Hamilton with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh lectern he has made at Queen's Cross Church Maryhill Road. Bruce has made another lectern which will be used for Zara Phillip's wedding in July. Monday, June 13 2011.(Photo/Chris Clark) ? Chris Clark
Bearsden furniture maker Bruce Hamilton with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh lectern he has made at Queen's Cross Church Maryhill Road. Bruce has made another lectern which will be used for Zara Phillip's wedding in July. Monday, June 13 2011.(Photo/Chris Clark) ? Chris Clark

A BEARSDEN furniture maker has been given a very special job - to make something for the wedding of the Queen’s grand-daughter this summer.

Bruce Hamilton, of Speirs Road, has created a lectern for Zara Philip’s marriage ceremony in the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh in July.

The 48-year-old has almost 30 years experience in the furniture industry and specialises in Charles Rennie Mackintosh pieces. He has made seats and other items for the dining room at House for an Art Lover, the Willow Street tearooms, and the Glasgow School of Art.

Mr Hamilton said: “I was honoured and privileged to get this commission.

“I was asked to make a communion table for the Canongate in 2000 and then a side table so it’s nice to be asked to make a third piece.

“It’s extra special that it’s going to be used for such a high-profile event and I’ve asked for a photo of Her Royal Highness next to the lectern so hopefully I’ll get that.”

He also makes ecumenical furniture for churches and has crafted the Communion Table for the Canongate Church in Edinburgh, the Chancellors’ Chair used at graduations at University of West of Scotland, the Snowdrop Chapel at the Royal Infirmary and collection plate stands for Killermont Parish Church.

His workshop is in Linwood near Paisley but he has customers from all over the world, including Bearsden and Milngavie, and has done commissions for the Mackintosh Society at the Queens’ Cross Church in Maryhill.

For more information go to www.brucehamilton.co.uk