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The Skirt Edit: Please Pleat Me

2016 was, it is more or less universally accepted, a terrible year. However, even the darkest cloud has a silver lining and the tiny glimmer of silver in 2016 was the fact that pleats are back in a big way. In the tartan trade this is understandably good news, so we thought we’d put together […]

Theresa May’s Tartan Suit does not suit

I know we’re all sick of hearing about Brexit. We have been bombarded by it all for months and most of us are thinking for goodness sake, just get on with it! Anyway … amidst it all you may have seen Theresa May’s Brexit speech in her Vivienne Westwood Black Watch Modern tartan suit and you […]

Tartan Tales: Chinese New Year and Gung Haggis Fat Choy

Now that Burns’ Night is behind us, I suppose you thought we were done with festivals for a while, think again because it’s only blooming time for the world’s biggest festival – Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has its origins way back in the past, some say it […]

The Burns Night Series: Top 5 Burns Poems

Burns’ Night 2017 is here, at long last. Not only does this signal the beginning of another exciting new year but gives us a chance to celebrate a great poet. Poetry is not necessarily something most people make much time for anymore so at least we get this one night a year to really go […]

Competition Time at The Scottish Wedding Show

On 25th and 26th February we head west to share the tartan love at The Scottish Wedding Show in Glasgow. Described as “Scotland’s premier wedding event” your visit to the SECC gives you a truly magical foretaste of your Big Day. And don’t miss out on some pampering, cocktail sipping and a catwalk fashion show […]

John Saunderson caught a Haggis Cosy

January has been an exciting month, as well as an international search for the Lowland Haggis, we also invited you all to keep your eye out for the elusive ScotlandShop Haggis Cosy! The first one was spotted in Saunderson’s Family Butcher in Tollcross Edinburgh. Saunderson’s was founded in 1958 and has been serving high quality […]

A basic schedule for Burns Night

It’s here! it seems like we have been waiting  well, a whole year really, but Burns’ Night is finally upon us! Dust off your Prince Charlie and strap on your brogues, it’s time to head out for a right good Scottish knees up! It’s all very well for us here at – seasoned supperers that […]

Haggis Hunt: the Hunter’s Lot

Haggis Hunt This, I am sad to say is the last video in the current series of Haggis Hunt videos, our restoration department claims that the technology to repair the rest of the video tapes does not yet exist. There is still a great deal of tape left over from what Auryn found so, hopefully […]

Competition Time at Your Wedding Exhibition in Aberdeen

On 21st and 22nd January we head north to share the tartan love at Your Wedding Exhibition in Aberdeen. Described as “Simply the biggest wedding show in the north east of Scotland” there are over 200 exhibitors offering everything in the A-Z of wedding must-haves and two fabulous fashion shows each day. Newly engaged and […]