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Dan dives into tartan: On the blocks in the Gold Coast

The tension is rising and with two weeks of sunshine under his belt our tartan loving swim hero Dan Wallace is into the final few days of preparation before racing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games begins. We asked him a few questions including “What is so good about tartan?” The Wallace’s are a close […]

How to make a patchwork tartan cushion?

How do you go from this…   To this?   Finally the mystery has been revealed. In ScotlandShop’s latest monthly workshop,  Sarah Quinn-Waddell, of What The Craft, took us step-by-step through through the process of making a patchwork tartan cushion, starting with that very tricky and important decision: what tartan to choose? A couple of […]

Tartan Day Takes New York by Storm For the 20th Year

Tartan Day first originated in Canada after the president of Clan Lamont proposed that there should be a day where Scottish heritage could be widely celebrated, and so it was decided that April 6 would be national Tartan Day. This holiday was not recognised in the USA until 1998 after the Scottish Coalition brought it […]

Scottish Pastimes – Tweed on the River Tweed

There is no better place than Scotland for outdoor pursuits and we are going to explore just a few of our favourites in our Scottish Pastimes series over the next few months. With our HQ located in the Scottish Borders a mere 10 miles from the River Tweed we welcome many keen fishermen and women […]

Make a Statement in a Tartan Coat

Even though it is officially spring, it isn’t quite time to hang up your winter coat just yet, in fact it may be the best time to invest in a new statement coat to get you through the freezing temperatures of March. Nothing makes a statement quite like a tartan coat. Take that completely black […]

The Big One – Newcastle Falcons, Doddie Weir and Tartan

This weekend the “Big One” kicks off at St James Park where the Newcastle Falcons take on Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership rugby. The bold black and white will be centre stage as the Falcons come out in a special edition strip to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Rugby legend Doddie […]

Dan dives into tartan: Commonwealth Games 2018

With the Commonwealth Games starting in just a few short weeks, the Scottish aquatics team fly out today to Australia’s Gold Coast. And no doubt we’re all asking the same burning question: what will they be wearing? While you’d expect them to be taking a good mixture of clothes for competing and clothes for relaxing, […]

Tartan Rugs and Throws – The ScotlandShop Easter Edit

There are two ways to approach finding your perfect tartan rug or throw. If you are looking for a specific tartan this narrows your options a little immediately, if you are matching a particular colour in a room then the world is your oyster, or perhaps texture is your deciding factor? Whatever you are seeking […]

Tartan Spotted on the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Tartan is making quite the comeback this season with the iconic Scottish check spotted numerous times on the runway at New York Fashion Week. Designers are taking the fabric and adding their own personal twist, twinning it with different textures, pairing it with other patterns and combining multiple tartans. Read on to discover the modern spin individual designers […]

Edinburgh Yarn Festival – A great way to keep warm

It is now the beginning of March and Spring is here. However if you are like me and many others in the Scottish Borders you probably haven’t noticed. Stuck in the house as the Beast from the East has brought inch after inch of snow I have been snuggled up warm in the house and to alleviate boredom I have gone back to my […]