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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Loch Lomond Highland Games: The Preview

This year we are venturing out onto the Highland Games circuit and first up are the Loch Lomond Highland Games on 14th July at Moss o Balloch Park. Just the pronunciation of Balloch makes it feel extra Scottish and the area around Loch Lomond is so beautiful this is sure to be a good day […]

Clan Tale: The Maxwells and Caerlaverock Castle

There are hundreds of castles all over Scotland, many of which are occupied by Clan Chiefs and their families. Each of these castles have an extensive history spanning hundreds of years, with stories including all sorts of battles, sieges and deaths among many other dramatic goings-on. The history of Caerlaverock Castle is one that is quite […]

Clan MacLennan: Highland Gathering 2018

In 1978 Ronald George MacLennan of MacLennan was inaugurated as Chief of the Clan and made it his life’s work to bring the people of the Clan together, including an international clan gathering which was to be held every four years in Inverness. We managed to catch up with Kirsteen, daughter of Ronald and sister to […]