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#TartanTedUSA - Where is Tartan Ted spending Burns Night?

You may remember that back in November, just in time for St Andrew's Day, Tartan Ted packed his suitcase and left ScotlandShop HQ to fly to California. Ted is now travelling from the West Coast to New York in time for New York Tartan Week. Ted initially spent a few days with The North Coast Scottish Society who are based in Eureka, California. [...]

Tartan Trends: What to wear for Burns Night

So, you've been invited to your first Burns Night but you're not sure what on earth to wear? Don't worry we are here to help with some last minute ideas in three of our most popular tartans. Let's start with the tartan best recognised across the world - Stewart Royal. Stewart Royal is actually the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth II. [...]

The Whisky Poll: Time to Vote

Time to share your opinion. Vote for your favourite whisky to accompany the haggis, neeps and tatties this Burns Night. And of course if none of those featured are your favourite then make sure you share with us via email or social media just which whisky you will be enjoying a wee dram of on 25th January. webkitallowfullscreen [...]

Aberdeen: Granite, Weddings, Whisky and Tartan

This weekend we head for the Granite City to share our tartans with those in the North of Scotland planning a wedding in the next few years. We love the Your Wedding Exhibition for it's friendly atmosphere and all the lovely people we meet over the course of the weekend. Just because you don't want tartan at your wedding doesn't mean we don't want [...]

The 5 best Scotch Whiskies to pair with your haggis this Burns' Night

Usquebaugh Definition: (in Scotland and Ireland) whisky. Origin: Late 16th century from the Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha, meaning 'Water of Life' Water of Life!It's no secret that the Scottish love their whisky, with the earliest record of distillation in Scotland dating back to 1494 - which is believed to have begun life as simply a way to [...]

What's new for weddings in 2019?

Ahead of our trip to the Your Wedding Exhibition in Aberdeen this weekend, we thought we would take a look at the biggest wedding trends for 2019. This will either give you some inspiration for planning your own wedding or give you an idea of what you can expect to see when attending as a guest at this fabulous show. Coral Colours When Pantone [...]

Hogmanay - Scottish Traditions and Edinburgh Focus

If there is one nation famous for celebrating Hogmanay or New Year in great style it is Scotland. We delve into a little history of this great tradition as well as finding out just what is happening around the world to welcome 2019 this year. From the end of the 17th century to the 1950's Christmas was not really celebrated as a festival in [...]

Tartan Inspired Giftwrap - Make your own Envelope

An envelope is a great way to wrap all sorts of items, large or small, just adapt the size of your envelope to suit your gift. Use Christmas paper, craft paper, pug themed paper, whatever takes your fancy. You will need: Not very much, simply some wrapping paper, scissors, double sided tape and a sprig of fir cones sprayed a festive gold, some [...]

Tartan Inspired Giftwrap - Awkward Shapes

Those lovely bath bombs always cause me a lot of grief as I try to wrap them up in a stylish way. Bumpy bits, creases in the wrong places and a generally rather messy finish can spoil a thoughtful gift so today we learn how to wrap awkward shapes so you can hand over your presents with pride. You will need: A few layers of festive coloured tissue [...]