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New York City Tartan Week - The story behind the celebration

What is National Tartan Day? In 1998 the US senate first declared National tartan date to recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish Americans to the United States. In the lead up to the announcement the Senate realised that almost half of the signatures on the United States Declaration of Independence had Scottish [...]

New York City Tartan Week - Clan Clan Davidson defend their title?

The countdown to the New York City Tartan Day Parade for 2019 is on! With just five weeks to go until the big day, Clan Davidson are calling clansmen far and wide to march with then in the 21st Annual Parade. Last Year the Clan won the title of "Most Represented Clan" and of course this is a title the clan are looking to defend this year. We spoke [...]

What Happens at the Finishers

If you have ever been patiently waiting for one of our beautiful fabrics coming back into stock from our mill you may have heard us mention that it is at "the finishers" and will be back with us soon. But what exactly is this mysterious "Finishers" and what does this mean?Our tartan fabrics go through a lengthy process to ensure that they are up [...]

Spring/ Summer 2019 Collection at ScotlandShop

We are nearly there people! Only a few more weeks to go and it will be officially Spring Time again in the UK. Thank Goodness! And with the lighter days come the brighter colours. Vibrant colours and neons are all the rage this Spring, or so Vogue has told us, and we have taken this opportunity to introduce one of our louder tartans along with [...]

O My Luve's Like A Red, Red Rose

'O My Luve's like a red, red roseThat's newly sprung in June;O My Luve's like the melodyThat's sweetly played in tune'- A Red, Red Rose by Robert BurnsIt wouldn't be a Scottish Valentine's Day without mentioning the old crooner Rabbie Burns! Notorious for his songs and poems about love and the lassies who captured his heart, we can imagine the [...]

Valentine's Day: O My Luve's Like A Red, Red Rose.

General content for Valentine's Day - what is Valentine's Day? Origins, what countries strongly celebrated in, how has it evolved over time, particular traditions in Scotland not followed elsewhere, romantic Scots both historically and current. Anything really to make it interesting and easy to read. This will link into the Valentine's singles [...]

Valentine's Day

If you are dreaming of being whisked away to Paris this Valentine’s day, but like me suspect that’s not going to happen, we have a pick of our top 5 romantic places in Edinburgh to eat this year. When you think of THE most romantic place in Edinburgh to eat The Witchery has to come at the top of the list. Called the “Ultimate Romantic Bolthole” [...]