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Why do you need a Shoe Bag?

This question came up as we were running our golfing theme this week, and prompted much discussion, who had a shoe bag (or 10), why you would need a shoe bag and when you would use a shoe bag? And so another blog post was born. Why do you need a shoe bag? Predictably, your shoe bag is for your shoes. Taking many different forms, a simple cotton [...]

#TartanTedCanada - Ted is heading to the Great White North

Can Tartan Ted make it from British Columbia to Ontario in time for Fergus Highland Games this August ? In November #TartanTedUSA left California and began a journey across America, heading for New York to celebrate New York City Tartan Week. Ted completed his journey by visiting as many States, Scottish Societies, Caledonian Clubs, Pipe Bands & [...]

How to make a tartan doggie bandanna

If you have been following our pet series so far you will be delighted to know this is the first in our 'how-to-guides'. In this blog we will be learning how to create our very own tartan dog bandanna. What you will need: Tartan fabricBasic sewing supplies/sewing machine Velcro (optional)For small dogs cut a 14" square of your fabric, for [...]

The Story of Brodick Castle

Brodick castle was built between 1250 and 1270, just one of three castles built at this time, the others being Kildonan and Lochranza. Located on a high wooded area of land at the foot of the Goatfell mountain range in Arran, the castle saw many a clan battle. The name Brodick is thought to derive from Breiðvík dating back to the Viking age and [...]

#TartanTedUSA - New York City Tartan Week

Since November #TartanTedUSA has been travelling from California towards the Big Apple ready to take part in New York City Tartan Week. We have just landed in New York and are delighted to say that Ted has arrived to meet us here! Ted started his journey with the North Coat Scottish Society on St Andrew's day and has visited many Scottish [...]

New York City Tartan Week - The New York Edinburgh Comparison

We’ve called Edinburgh home since August 2017 when we opened our flagship store in the West End of the City. This week sees us open our very first pop up store here in New York, and from Wednesday you’ll be able to visit us in the Helen Hayes Board Room in the Algonquin hotel at 59 W 44th St. As we head out to New York to experience New York [...]

#TartanTedUSA - Ted's Trip to the Windy City

In November #TartanTedUSA headed to California to start his Stateside journey, and ever since he has been travelling around the USA meeting as many Scottish Societies as possible along the way. This Week Ted landed in the Windy City with Chicago Scots. Ted had been a little quiet since Burns Night, so we were starting to get a little concerned [...]

Distinguished Doggie Designs - Adding Tartan to your Pets Wardrobe

Did you know that more than 85 million families in the world have a dog? The market for pet clothing is growing day by day and people dress their pets in any accessory you can think of such as coats, hats, scarves, neckerchiefs and even bow ties! Celebrities are leading the pet trends mania dressing up their dogs in stylish accessories and [...]

A Shot of Scotch for New York City Tartan Week

We caught up with Kendra from acclaimed Highland Dance group Shot of Scotch to learn more about their love of this Scottish tradition and their involvement in the Tartan Day Parade. We can't wait to meet the group and get a few top tips before the Caledonian Club Ceilidh on Friday night. • How did you first get involved in Highland [...]

Tartan Tails - What you can do with tartan

Tartan can be worn by everyone and this includes your furry four legged friend. Whether they're big or small, boisterous or sedate, tartan is the perfect accessory to make sure your pooch is as on trend as you are. Let us guide you through the fabrics available and what is best for your special pet. What you might not know is that tartan is [...]