It’s a man’s best friends at the Chippendale

Ruaraidh Stewart, from Aberdeenshire, is a former soldier with the Black Watch (3 Scots), and saw service in Afghanistan.

A keen snowboarder, he worked at the Glenshee ski centre, before joining the Army.

He then had stints as a restaurateur, gamekeeper and in gym equipment installation, before realising that he’d much prefer to work with his hands, and to work for himself.

His post-graduation plan at the moment is to set up in business on the school campus, making use of incubation space here at the school.

This allows Chippendale alumni to continue to access our equipment, and the expertise of tutors, during that vital transition into self-employment.

Ruaraidh may have given up his Army dog tags, but not his two dogs, who accompany him to school every day.

Ghost is mostly Husky, and Quine (meaning “girl” or “lass” in Aberdeenshire Doric) is a mixture of Jack Russell and Sausage Dog.

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