Tartans link to the Military

Lori proudly wearing her Ancient Ross Tartan Bolero Jack

Tartan has always had an incredibly strong link to the military, and I have always been intrigued to find out the origins of this link having had family in the military and working with tartan daily.  I soon realised that tracking down these origins would be much trickier than originally thought. In 1969, W.A. Thorburn… Continue reading

29 Years of Tartan Day

Scotland Run for Tartan Week

Now as a runner I am a little concerned about the pain of running through Central Park in a pair of Highland Dancing shoes but what a way to kick off Tartan Week in New York! Did you know that Tartan Day actually originated in Canada not New York City? To give you the history… Continue reading

Country Living Spring Fair 2015 – The Round Up

Country Living Basket

Emily posted to tell you all about the ScotlandShop trip to the Country Living Spring Fair last week and I thought I would follow this up with a round up of the highlights for us. We had a great week and met so many lovely people, customers and other stand holders, Ali went on the… Continue reading

ScotlandShop Exhibit at Country Living Magazine Spring Fair

Country Living 6

This week we are very excited to be exhibiting at Country Living Magazine Spring Fair held at the Business Design Centre in Islington.  The exhibition began earlier today and runs until Sunday 22nd March. We can be found at found at Stand M46 on the Mezzanine floor. The Fair is all about simple pleasures: things to make, cakes… Continue reading

Red Nose Days Golf Outing

Golf Red Nose Day

Today we celebrate Red Nose Day, the highlight of Comic Relief’s ongoing appeal. Comic Relief was founded in 1985 by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry, originally set up in response to famine in Ethiopia. The appeal now helps many charities designed to help young people, old people and very poor areas. Red Nose day involves… Continue reading

125 years of The Forth Rail Bridge

Forth Bridge

On 4th March 1890 the steel cantilever bridge designed by John Fowler was formally opened by the Prince of Wales who went on to become Kind Edward VII. The Prince placed the final Golden Rivet and with this declared the bridge open. The bridge spans the Firth of Forth and begins nine miles from Edinburgh… Continue reading

Scottish Chinese New Year

Red Envelope

Chinese New Year is a very important festival celebrated at the beginning of the Chinese Calendar, and as the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the celebration is also often referred to as the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and for other countries and territories with significant Chinese… Continue reading

Stay on trend with the ScotlandShop New York Fashion Week Round Up

Blouses and checks street style NYC Fashion Week 2015

We always have an eye on the next big trend and where better to update our ideas than New York Fashion Week? Here we update you with a few of this season’s key looks to inspire your wardrobe. Number One: Uniform and lots of lovely blouses. Combine your stripes and checks and get that street… Continue reading

Our 14 Scottish Valentine Loves

Whisky

In the lead up to Valentine’s Day later this month we have created a list of our 14 Scottish Valentine Loves, from whisky to castles.  We celebrate everything that makes us proud to be Scottish. We start with Whisky, the drink of choice for many across the world, it comes packed with both history and… Continue reading

Good Home Magazine Celebrates Burns Night

Good Homes January Cover

Good Homes Magazine are busy preparing for a Special Burns Night celebration, and have a few ideas to help us all create the perfect evening. Burns Night is often regarded as a second national day here in Scotland, and is often more celebrated than our official national day, St. Andrew’s Day. In 2009, a Scottish… Continue reading