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Aberdeen: City and a rather lovely tartan

This weekend we head for the Granite City to share our tartans with those in the North of Scotland planning a wedding in the next few years. We love the Your Wedding Exhibition for it's friendly atmosphere and all the lovely people we meet over the course of the weekend. Just because you don't want tartan at your wedding doesn't mean we don't want [...]

The Whisky Poll: Time to Vote

Time to share your opinion. Vote for your favourite whisky to accompany the haggis, neeps and tatties this Burns Night. And of course if none of those featured are your favourite then make sure you share with us via email or social media just which whisky you will be enjoying a wee dram of on 25th January. webkitallowfullscreen [...]

The 5 best Scotch Whiskies to pair with your haggis this Burns' Night.

UsquebaughDefinition: (in Scotland and Ireland) whisky.Origin: Late 16th century from the Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha, meaning 'Water of Life'Water of Life!It's no secret that the Scottish love their whisky, with the earliest record of distillation in Scotland dating back to 1494 - which is believed to have began life as simply a way to make use [...]

What's new for weddings in 2019?

Ahead of the 'Your Wedding Exhibition' this weekend in Aberdeen, we thought we would take a look at the biggest wedding trends for 2019. This will either give you some inspiration for planning your own wedding or give you an idea of what you can expect to see when attending as a guest. Coral ColoursWhen Pantone release their colour of the year, [...]

Hogmanay - Scottish Traditions

Scotland is renowned for celebrating New Year in great style and Edinburgh has become the New Year destination for thousands of revellers every year. The concert in the gardens is already sold out but there are still tickets for the street party and the old town ceilidh but along with lots of partying, dancing and drinking there are actually some [...]

Tartan Inspired Giftwrap - Awkward Shapes

Those lovely bath bombs always cause me a lot of grief as I try to wrap them up in a stylish way. Bumpy bits, creases in the wrong places and a generally rather messy finish can spoil a thoughtful gift so today we learn how to wrap awkward shapes so you can hand over your presents with pride.You will need: A few layers of festive coloured tissue [...]

Clan Watson - Unleash Your Inner Tartan

Clan Watson Elementary my dear Watsons, I bet you’ve never heard that before, have you? In our continuing efforts to compile an exhaustive catalogue of blogs about Scottish surnames we turn our attention to Clan Watson. Is there a Clan Watson? According to my trusty companion, Scots Kith and Kin, it would appear that there is no such clan as Clan [...]

Tartan Inspired Giftwrap - Make your own Gift Bag

In need of a crafty challenge or keen to add a personal touch to your gift wrap this Christmas. Making your own gift bag is surprisingly easy and very effective. We have You will need: Craft paper or thick wrapping paper, scissors, double sided tape, nice wide tartan ribbon (we used 38mm wide) and a cardboard box or rectangular shape to cheat and [...]