The ScotlandShop collection is inspired and influenced by the multitude of colour to be found in our Scottish tartans, steeped in history yet still a fundamental part of the fashion industry. Combining the talents of the many fabulous designers and manufacturers we work with across Scotland, we are spoilt for choice with all these beautiful fabrics woven on our doorstep. The business was founded on not only a love of fashion, fabric and Scottish culture but also a desire to contribute to the development of the local rural economy.
Our main base is in the beautiful Scottish Borders where we occupy two floors of a converted granary over 150 years old. We are just outside the town of Duns, home to the Jim Clark Rally. From our scenic location we strive to offer you the very best service and plenty of the friendly, helpful advice and assistance that Scotland is so famous for.
Founded in 2002 by Anna White, we have become a truly international organisation delivering all over the world on a daily basis and offering our products and service in 5 languages.
ScotlandShop was founded in 2002
We initially launched selling Scottish crafts, gifts, food & textiles
In 2003 we abandoned the crafts & food it was just too complex and US customs wouldn’t let our haggis in
Our first translated website launched in German in 2004
We moved into our newly renovated premises in 2004 and started to feel like a real business
Our French website launched in 2005 and was an immediate hit
In 2008 we re-launched our French & German sites to bring them in line with our UK site
In 2009 European sales overtook US sales for the first time
Our premises were expanded onto 2 floors to house new staff and warehousing space
We launched our Italian website in 2009
A Spanish speaker joined our team in 2009 and the Spanish site went live in 2010
In September 2010 we re-launched all 5 of our websites based on extensive research with our existing customers and all of our experience to date. Using a new web development agency, new photographer, and lots of new ideas and inspiration we are delighted with the results. We hope you like it and look forward to hearing your feedback!We changed our tailored suit manufacturer in 2011 to allow our customers more opportunity for customisation. Now you can choose the colour of the lining for your tartan suit and back on your waistcoat, adjust the cut to suit your shape, change the number of buttons, vents and pockets, the colour of the stitching on the buttonholes and so much more. Spring 2012 saw the launch of our Tailored Womenswear range introducing made to measure tartan jackets, trousers and waistcoats in your chosen tartan. You can view the full range here. We also introduced our very first tartan dress. We have had an amazing response and will be introducing more new styles very soon.In October 2012 we decided to do our bit for the environment and converted to a renewable heat source instead of using electricity to keep us warm. A straw fired boiler heats an enormous tank of water which is then pumped through our radiators making us cosier than ever. In-keeping with our desire to always source locally the straw is grown and baled on the farm right outside the office windows. Read more about it on our blog.January 2013 saw the launch of our new range of tartan shoes and boots. We have designed some fabulous new styles from court shoes with a subtle platform, to peep toes, brogues and chelsea boots. With more to come watch this space!Ali and Sarah celebrated their 7 year and 4 year anniversaries of working at ScotlandShop. With all that experience if they can't answer your tartan questions we are not sure who can. Only 18 more years Ali and you will get your long service award!
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