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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 every 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, however in our Edinburgh Store we do always make the effort to wear some of our [...]

Tartan Inspired Giftwrap - The Pleated Fold

When we ran our Gift Wrap evening in the Edinburgh shop the Pleated Fold was everyone's favourite technique to learn. Now you too can master this professional wrap in the comfort of your own home. What you will need: Your special gift (we are using our boxed set of tartan cufflinks in the Wallace tartan, think Braveheart and all things [...]

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 where we made one of our tartan teddy bears up in the very famous former international and Scottish Rugby player, Doddie Weir's tartan [...]

Doddie Weir - The Edinburgh Tartan for the Edinburgh Award

On Friday night our favourite rugby great Doddie Weir received the very prestigious Edinburgh award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sport, charity and the city of Edinburgh. Lord Provost Frank Ross presented the engraved Loving Cup which has also been presented to other great characters such as cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and writer JK [...]

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 [...]

Clan Cameron: The Tale of Five Arrows

We continue with our exploration of Scottish Clans and Clan Cameron and today we find out a little more about the clan crest. Worn to show allegiance to a particular clan, the Clan Crest belongs to the Clan Chief and the strap and buckle running around the perimeter of the crest shows that the wearer is a follower. There are two crests which the [...]

Tartan Inspired Giftwrap - Wrapping with Fabric

There are many reasons for gift wrapping with fabric, environmental reasons such as saving the trees and the fact that the recipient can then make something out of their wrapping paper, upcycling at it's very best. And of course the opportunity to make the gift super personal by using a piece of the special person's family tartan, or a district [...]

Doddie'5 Tartan Ted - Ted made it to Cardiff!

#Doddie'5 Tartan Ted made it to the Principality Stadium! After setting off from BT Murrayfield on the 1st October, Ted has been travelling between rugby clubs across the UK on his journey to Cardiff. Last week Ted travelled from Vale of Lune RFC in Lancaster to Lymm RFC in Cheshire. Ted was greeted by the Club President & Chairman on Saturday. [...]

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 [...]