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Sir Jackie Stewart and his famous tartan caps

Based as we are near Duns, home to the Jim Clark Rally, we already feel a strong link to the world of motor racing and have spent summers passed sitting on a stone wall dyke as the cars roared past our road end. It was nearly 50 years ago that Sir Jackie Stewart battled with […]

Tam the Tailor – Adventures at Edinburgh’s Christmas

Edinburgh’s Christmas has been expanding gradually every year with lots of new and wonderful sights and activities in the centre of Edinburgh. Since this is ScotlandShop’s first Christmas in Edinburgh I just had to get out and about to see what all the fuss was about. It was a wee bit chilly so I made […]

Scottish Gift Guide – Tartan Gifts for Children

Children are far more fun to buy for, inquisitive and thrilled by a cardboard box or some wrapping paper when they are tiny, super excited about the whole Christmas experience as they get a little older, pretending they still believe at age 11 just to ensure they still receive lots of gifts. And what else […]

Our Winter Gift Guide: For Him & For Her

Whether you’re shopping for Christmas presents, a winter birthday, a special occasion or anniversary, ScotlandShop can help you find the perfect gift for him and for her. In order to give your giftee the most flexibility and choice we’d recommend gifting them a ScotlandShop gift card, that way they can get exactly what they want, making your […]

Scottish Gift Guide – Tartan Gifts for Men

Men are notoriously difficult to purchase for unless they have a passion for sport or technology and you can buy the latest piece of kit or a gadget to guarantee your popularity. For the more difficult cases were are here to make your problems disappear with personal gifts and extra touches to show that little […]

Tartan Napkins – How to create the MacDonald Clan Fan Napkin

Last week we learned the Great Gordon Christmas Tree napkin fold and this week it is the turn of the mighty MacDonald Clan to take centre stage. Lana guides us through the creation of a very elegant fan shape. The MacDonald Clan Fan Napkin Step 1 –Start by folding the napkin in half length ways […]

Scottish Gift Guide – Tartan Gifts for the Ladies

Shopping for your lovely lady, your mum, your Aunty or that fussy teenage niece is not always easy, but fear not we are here to help with lots of quirky tartans and personal gifts you just won’t find on the high street. And don’t panic there is still time for those custom made items!   […]

Unleash your inner tartan: Clan Buchanan

This foray into the history of Scottish clans will focus on Clan Buchanan, a clan noted for their impact on Scottish history as well as their *ahem* colourful tartan. Tracing their origin back to 1016 when Anselan o’Kyan – son of the king of Ulster – was given lands in Argyll. While some believe the […]