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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 Day 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 - Can 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 for clansmen and women 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 [...]

Weaving Stories - 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 the cloth 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 [...]

Doddie'5 Tartan: A whole year of Doddie'5 mad plaid

This time last year Scotland were gearing up to take on England in the Calcutta Cup, and here at ScotlandShop we were busy working with the big man, Doddie Weir to launch his very own tartan. Our association with the legend that is Doddie Weir is a long and personal one stretching far back beyond us making the tartan suits he is so famous for. [...]

France v Scotland - Celebrating the Breton Tartans

This weekend sees Scotland travel to the Stade de France to take on the home team as they continue their valiant efforts in the Six Nations rugby series. Minus our local boy Stewart Hogg but fingers crossed on form to repeat their victory of last year. We have many Celtic connections with France and thought we would take this excuse to explore [...]

Spring 2019 - Ogilvie in Pleats

Spring is just around the corner and it will be worth the wait. After the cold wet days and dark evening with cosy woolly sweaters and pom pom hats we can look forward to the sunshine (hopefully), the lighter nights and the optimism of the brighter lighter fashion that spring brings. This year we are going bold. With neon and brights making a big [...]

Romantic Scots: 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 Burns It 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: Around The World

Roses are red, violets are blue,Why are we celebrating? Saint Valentine who? Celebrated annually on February 14th around the world is Valentine's Day. In these modern times, it is celebrated with expressions of love in the form of chocolates, roses, and gifts given to that special someone, or perhaps received by a secret admirer, but how did it [...]

A taste of Edinburgh this 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” [...]

The Tartan Round Up - January 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! With so much lined up in the world of tartan this year, we thought it was about time we started a monthly round up of what we are up to here in sunny Scotland. Watch this space for any news, upcoming events, customer stories and tartan tales. Of course us Scots do like to start the year with a bang and this [...]