Title: Mr
First Name: Alan
Surname: Gallacher
Position: Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles and Stage 4 Course Coordinator
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Alan Gallacher studied printed & knitted textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, before going on to complete a Masters in textile design at Heriot Watt University. In 2018, he completed his PGCertHE in teaching and learning.

Since graduating, he has worked as a freelance designer across many sectors of the global fashion and textile industry.

In 1996 he launched his own knitwear label and was stocked in many of the world’s top boutiques and department stores across Japan, US, and Europe.

Gallacher has held teaching positions in all the Scottish art institutions and was visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art between 2008-13. He currently holds fractional posts at both Gray’s School of Art and Glasgow School of Art.

His current design and research interests include digital technologies in craft, currently exploring Stoll and Shima digital knitting and whole garment technology collaborating with local industry in Scotland and he was recently a recipient of funding from Creative Scotland to develop prototypes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Stage 4 Course coordinator – Fashion & Textile Design

Academic Background

Glasgow School of Art – BA Hons

Heriot Watt University – MA

Glasgow School of Art – PGCertHE – Teaching & Learning

Research Interests

Current research interests include Stoll & Shima digital knitting and whole garment technology, collaborating with local industry in Scotland. Recipient of funding from Creative Scotland to develop prototypes. 


Creative Scotland Funded Project 2019-20