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Dan dives into tartan: Commonwealth Games 2018

With the Commonwealth Games starting in just a few short weeks, the Scottish aquatics team fly out today to Australia’s Gold Coast. And no doubt we’re all asking the same burning question: what will they be wearing? While you’d expect them to be taking a good mixture of clothes for competing and clothes for relaxing, […]

Tartan Rugs and Throws – The ScotlandShop Easter Edit

There are two ways to approach finding your perfect tartan rug or throw. If you are looking for a specific tartan this narrows your options a little immediately, if you are matching a particular colour in a room then the world is your oyster, or perhaps texture is your deciding factor? Whatever you are seeking […]

Tartan Spotted on the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Tartan is making quite the comeback this season with the iconic Scottish check spotted numerous times on the runway at New York Fashion Week. Designers are taking the fabric and adding their own personal twist, twinning it with different textures, pairing it with other patterns and combining multiple tartans. Read on to discover the modern spin individual designers […]

Edinburgh Yarn Festival – A great way to keep warm

It is now the beginning of March and Spring is here. However if you are like me and many others in the Scottish Borders you probably haven’t noticed. Stuck in the house as the Beast from the East has brought inch after inch of snow I have been snuggled up warm in the house and to alleviate boredom I have gone back to my […]

The Spirit of Rugby – What to wear to a Scottish Rugby Match

So you’re heading to the rugby, but not sure what to wear? Don’t worry, with an office full of rugby fans we have pulled together our top suggestions to keep you cheering all day long. The key components for your perfect rugby outfit are: Warmth, Comfort and Patriotism. If you’ve ever been to Murrayfield you’ll know it’s not a warm […]

Scottish Wedding Venues – Dundas Castle

A dramatic Castle estate hidden within the heart of Scotland, what more could you dream of for your perfect Scottish wedding location? Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and even closer to the Firth of Forth, Dundas Castle is a secluded Scottish haven just made for your private wedding. We were lucky enough to spend 2 […]

Tartan Lampshade Workshop at ScotlandShop

We welcomed ten lovely crafters into our shop in Edinburgh on Wednesday 21st of February for a tartan lampshade workshop at ScotlandShop. Leading our workshop was Sarah from What-the-Craft. Sarah showed us how to create our very own tartan or tweed lampshade for our homes and the results were fantastic!  With Sarah’s instruction, support and encouragement […]

How to Wear a Tartan Suit

The way to wear tartan this year is by making it the centrepiece of your outfit, so we have put together some tips to help you fully embrace the tartan suit and make a bold statement. Tartan can never be classed as a trend because of its heritage and tradition, it is a fabric that […]

The Doddie’5 Tartan kicks off

As the Scottish and English rugby players battle it out on the pitch for the Calcutta Cup this weekend our favourite rugby legend launches his very own tartan to support the fight against Motor Neurone Disease. The Doddie’5 Tartan kicks off!  Our association with the legend that is Doddie Weir is a long and personal one […]