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Cashmere Story Part 3 - Why Cashmere?

Coming from the Scottish Borders, the home of Cashmere made in Scotland, we are of course a little biased towards this luxurious fibre, however to back this up this entire blog is devoted to explaining just why cashmere is so special. So why is Cashmere better than wool? The answer to this is all about the fibre, unlike wool cashmere comes from [...]

Tales of Highland Dance: Steps in the right direction

To be a true Highland Dancer it is important to know your Pas de basques, Fling steps and Sword steps. In the first of our Tales of Highland Dance series we explore some of the special steps and leaps involved in this highly energetic and precise dance form. There are 5 positions of the feet so surely it can't be that hard? There are also 5 [...]

Cashmere Story - Part 2 What Ply should I buy?

On our website states what ply a cashmere sweater or pair of gloves is. But what exactly does this mean? As part of our series looking more deeply into cashmere, how it is made and what makes the difference in quality, we find the answer to this question. If you are not experienced in yarn or trained in garment manufacture it is not so easy to [...]

Doddie'5 Tartan Ted Sets off from Murrayfield

This morning Doddie'5 Tartan Ted set off from BT Murrayfield Stadium as he travels to Cardiff in time for the Doddie Weir Cup. Ted started his day helping out the lovely Michaela on reception for Scottish Rugby. Murrayfield stadium has been the home of Scottish Rugby for 97 years. On 21 March 1925 England were the first team to visit [...]

Doddie’5 Tartan Ted travels the 3 nations

Can the Doddie’5 Tartan Ted make it from Edinburgh to Cardiff in time for the Doddie Weir Cup? Ted will set off from Murrayfield on 1st October and with the help of rugby clubs across Scotland, England and Wales he will travel around the country raising awareness of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Doddie’s very own tartan. Ted will gather [...]

The Edinburgh KiltWalk - Sarah's Story

In Scotland we have so many lovely places to walk. I love walking, I walk everyday usually alone with just my dogs for company. Last week I along with five of my work colleagues took an entirely different walk. The Kiltwalk, was our way of raising funds for Little Hearts Matter, a charity close to our hearts, as it has been a tremendous help to [...]

Tales of Highland Dance - A Little History

A few weeks ago Sarah and Amy from the ScotlandShop team travelled to Dunoon for the Cowal Highland Gathering and an exciting weekend celebrating all that is great about Scottish culture and traditions. We met fellow clan and tartan enthusiasts, listened to the amazing sound of pipers from around the world and of course watched the Highland [...]

Cowal Highland Gathering: The Review

On the 22nd August Sarah and I travelled to Dunoon fully kitted out with all the tartan clothing, accessories and interiors you could think off, from a Baby Tartan Romper Suit to a full three piece suit, we even had an abundance of Truffles the highland Coo stashed away in our tartan van! We took the ferry on Wednesday night all prepped to [...]

ScotlandShop take on the Kilt Walk

This weekend six members of the ScotlandShop team will be donning their tartan and participating in the Edinburgh Kilt Walk to raise money for the children's charity Little Hearts Matter. This is a charity that is very close to our hearts, especially Kaye. Kaye's daughter, Colbie-Kate, suffers from congenital heart disease as only half her heart [...]

Clan MacLeod: Celebrating their Scottish Heritage

This summer the Clan MacLeod held their 16th Parliament which took place for the very first time in 1956. Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod first called the Gathering at Dunvegan Castle a Parliament and they meet every 4 years to celebrate the Clan's heritage and bring members together. Clan MacLeod is separated into two different branches; the [...]