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Bridge of Allan Highland Games: The Review

On Sunday 5th August, Bridge of Allan hosts their 167th Highland Games. Commencing at 10:00am, a multitude of traditional sporting events will be taking place throughout the day including highland dancing, piping, and heavyweight competitions to name just a few. The games, also known as the Strathallan Meeting, are held annually on the first [...]

Unleash Your Inner Tartan - Clan Hamilton

Clan Hamilton This blog is going to be about Clan Hamilton. But, before we begin, let me assure you that there will be no talk of motor sport in this piece. I am aware that there is a very famous driver who shares the name of this clan, but I don't want to talk about him. If you want to talk about motor sport, this is not the forum. Right, now [...]

Edinburgh Billboard Fame: The West End Character Project

This August, we are proud to be up on a billboard for the very first time and part of a brand new month-long photography exhibition showcasing the people and places that shape Edinburgh's West End. Photographer Derek Anderson, visited us at our Queensferry Street shop on a busy morning in May to take our Vanity Fair spoofed image, with [...]

The Scottish Open Round-Up

Sunday saw the finale of 2018's Scottish Open, after four days of great golf, fun family activities and glorious sunshine. I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Showdown Sunday of the competition and took my Dad along for the day as he is a massive golf fan, spending most weekends on our local course in Duns. So here is my round up of all the [...]

We Hear From Malta’s Very Own Pipe Band: Wallace Pipes and Drums

When you think of bagpipes Malta is not the first country to spring to mind, however during Edinburgh's festival season last year performers travelled from 48 different countries to take part in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and one of the performers was Wallace Pipes and Drums from Malta. They first performed at the event in 2013 and [...]

Loch Lomond Highland Games: The Review

Bathed in beautiful sunshine and greeted by the lovely Bobby our shiny new tent looked great under the trees in the Moss O'Balloch park for our first attendance at the Loch Lomond Highland Games. We could see the main ring from our spot under the trees so while we advised on clans and tartans, we could still spy the cycling, running, hammer [...]

A Tartan Take on the Scottish Car Show

We may not have set out to supply the car restorers and upholsters of this world but we have over time become fairly expert on the subject, so when the Scottish Car Show comes to Ingliston, just outside Edinburgh, this Sunday we get a little bit excited. The organisers state: "From hot rods and vintage motors through to modified hot hatches and on [...]

Scottish Open Pro-Am don the Doddie'5 Tartan

Wednesday kicked off this years Scottish Open with the annual Tartan Wednesday, where celebrities, golfers and the general public are all encouraged to sport a bit of tartan for the day, in full Scottish spirit. The day is a bit of light hearted fun before the real competition starts on the Thursday, and yesterday the early risers out on the [...]

Clan MacLennan: Test your knowledge with our quiz

Did you attend the Clan MacLennan Highland Gathering last week? If so then this is the perfect opportunity for you to show off your clan knowledge. On Day 2 of the gathering the Clan visited the Highland Archives, during their visit the clan were given behind the scenes tours & looked at a display of documents relating to members of the [...]

The Scottish Open add a little Doddie'5 to their Swing

This year the Scottish Open will be played at Gullane Golf Course (only a short drive from our Edinburgh store) between 11th July and 15th July. The tournament was first played at this prestigious club back in 2015 and will be returning for a second round next month. We provide a lot of our customers with kit for the course, so today I thought I [...]