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Battle of the Bottoms! Trousers Vs Kilt

The Battle of the Bottoms! People say men have it easy when choosing what to wear to formal events. People say a dinner suit encompasses the totality of a man’s options. Well, these people, poor unenlightened souls, can’t be familiar with he age-old struggle faced by the Scots. In opposing corners of the sartorial boxing ring sit […]

Clan Ross: Unleash your Inner Tartan

Clan Ross Alas, the golden age of exploration is over with the idea of space exploration offering only a faint glimmer of hope in a dreary un-romantic world. To have been alive in the days when frontiers were truly being pushed back would have been amazing. Clan Ross is lucky enough to count many explorers […]

Humanism & Celebrants: Tim Maguire Interview

Here at ScotlandShop we love traditions, we also love weddings – I mean, who doesn’t? Traditional weddings however, seem to be becoming a thing very much of the past. Gone are traditional vows, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March and (for many people) religion. Obviously this is not to say that religious ceremonies aren’t still extremely popular, but […]

The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie: The Young Pretender

After a brief chat with one of our regular customers, Ali was reminded that this week sees the 229th anniversary of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s death. Cheery as that definitely isn’t, we thought it might be interesting to go through some facts about the young pretender. Before we get too fact happy, let’s have a quick […]

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 […]