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How to make a tartan doorstop

What a lovely doorstop! Or rather four lovely doorstops in Stewart Hunting Ancient, Isle of Skye, Stewart Royal and Campbell Clan Ancient. Last week, our keen crafters returned to tackle a new challenge: doorstops. Instructed by the queen of craft herself, Sarah Quinn-Waddell, of What the Craft, they set about turning tartan fabric pieces into a pretty and practical solution to […]

Clan Wallace: The Many Monuments Dedicated to a Scottish Hero

William Wallace; one of Scotland’s most famous men, his story is readily told all over the world, a blockbuster film was even made about his extraordinary life – but what you don’t know is just how many monuments are dedicated to this Scottish hero right here in Scotland. I had obviously heard of the biggest […]

We Speak to the Paris and District Pipe Band

You might already know Kaye from our Customer Service team if she has helped you with an order or enquiry, but what you don’t know is that she has a very talented daughter heading out to show off her Highland Dancing skills at the Cel’Tiron Festival in France in May. Loving all things Scottish as […]

Skye Nicolson Brings Home the Gold for Australia and Clan MacNicol

We explore Clan Nicolson and one famous, feisty girl with Scottish fighting spirit running through her blood along with the Australian. Skye Nicolson, the female Australian boxer, brought Gold home for her country earlier this month in the 57kg category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and her family couldn’t be prouder. It comes as no […]

Tartan and the Tour de Auto 2018

There are many uses for the fabulous fabric that is tartan and car upholstery is just one of these, so we are quite used to dealing with enquiries to match up the checks for a vintage Porsche or classic Chrysler. But when Nicolas from Machine Revival in France contacted us we did get a little […]

Clan Cameron – Test your knowledge with our Quiz

Did you brush up on your Clan Knowledge at the recent Clan Gathering in Australia? Find out in our first Cameron Clan Quiz. We’ve kept the quiz fairly simple to start with so you don’t need to be a Cameron to take part. We will be featuring a different clan each month so if you […]

Customer Stories: Tartan Wedding Edition

We are forever receiving pictures from our happy customers showcasing their beautiful tartans, so we thought we’d share them with you, and what better way to kick of wedding season than with the wedding version of customer stories. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration for your big day! This French couple are fully kitted […]

Clan Cameron: Gathering in Australia

Never mind the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast the very first national Clan Cameron gathering will take place in Australia this April 20th – 22nd. This first line makes it sound like Clan Cameron has only just created their Australian branch but in fact this feisty bunch have been active since 1933 in various […]

Clan Morrison – Unleash Your Inner Tartan

Clan Morrison Clan Morrison, like all Scottish Clans, has a complicated history. There are several unrelated families of Morrisons dotted around Scotland – all with differing origins and histories. The Morrisons of Bognie, Perth and Lennox  get their surname from the French name Maurice. The Morrisons of Harris descend from a family known as O Muircheasain. While the Morrisons […]

Dan dives into tartan: What’s next?

With the Games now at an end, we caught up with Dan as he prepares for the next stage of his career. Just turned 25 Dan announced his retirement from international swimming delighted with 2 bronze medals from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to top off a career which included medals at the World Championships and […]