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Tartan Inspired Giftwrap - Cellophane and Bows

Creating a hamper of gifts or simply lots of little items that you need to wrap up nicely into one beautiful looking parcel? Grab your cellophane, a small piece of fabric and a roll of tartan ribbon and get ready to learn some new tricks.You will need: Cellophane, scissors, a box, basket or other container, a small piece of tartan (or other) [...]

Customer Stories - Scot Forge the company mad about plaid!

When people learn that I work for ScotlandShop, one of the most common questions that I get asked is "Do you have to wear tartan all day?" In our office we have a fairly casual dress code so i'm sorry to say that it's quite rare that we can be found wearing tartan within the office, but in our Edinburgh Store we do always make the effort to wear [...]

Tartan Ted travels the USA

Can Tartan Ted make it from California to New York in time for the New York Tartan Day Parade on 6th April 2019? If you are a rugby fan then you may have spotted that back in October, we ran a successful campaign to have one of our tartan teddy bears made in the Former Scottish Rugby player, Doddie Weir's tartan travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff [...]

Doddie Weir - The Edinburgh Tartan for the Edinburgh Award

Rugby great Doddie Weir is to receive a prestigious award from his home city in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sport, charity and Edinburgh. The former Scotland player will be presented with the Edinburgh Award and have his handprints set in stone at the City Chambers later this year. He will become the 12th person to receive the [...]

Tartan Inspired Gift Wrap - The V Pleat

The V Pleat is I think a very sophisticated and smart gift wrap technique, one I expect from my sister-in-law, Susan, but would have always imagined am highly unlikely to achieve. Well this year everyone is in for a treat because I have mastered the V Pleat and now I am going to share it with you so you can wow friends and family too!You will need [...]

Clan Cameron: The Tale of Five Arrows

Central to the Clan Cameron crest are five arrows, "united" with one another with a gules ribbon or band. This crest goes back to before 1745, when it supplemented the old "dexter arm" crest (which was still used interchangeably with the Five Arrows into the mid-twentieth century. These two crests, and their mottos on the surrounding strap, may be [...]

The 2018 ScotlandShop Christmas catalogue is out!

A little early I hear you say, but our extra special Scottish gifts are custom made and we wanted to give you lots of time to order and receive yours, particularly if you live or are sending overseas.You can flick through at your leisure below or if you prefer a coffee table version send us an email and we will post one out to you, wherever you [...]