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David has been a London Taxi Driver for 10 years and is surely now the best dressed cabbie in town. With no Scots family connection David spotted Suggs from Madness wearing a black watch tartan jacket on an album cover (featured on our blog last September) and he rang us to find out if we could […]

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There are a few instances of sporting endeavour on this blog and it is time to subject you to another. As you know the ScotlandShop team live and work in the beautiful Scottish Borders and you just can’t live in such a picturesque rural area without being seduced by the joys of riding a bike. […]

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National Picnic Week started on 13th June and actually runs for 10 days. If only all weeks had 10 days we would get everything done then! The idea was to have it in June to capitalise on the best of our British weather. Pity it wasn’t in April as summer was here then and it […]

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Sky, Periwinkle, Ink, Dutch Blue, Cobalt or Chambray. They are all blue and they are all part of the key colours for spring summer 2015 from the oracle of colour the Pantone Color Institute. Welcome to our guide to June and all that is blue in tartan and a few other favourites we spotted in our […]

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Around this time last year we were approached by Intec College to see if we would be interested in taking on a Modern Apprentice.  As a small company it was quite a thought to take on a 16 or 17 year old with no work experience whatsoever who would need plenty of structure and looking […]

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Burst into May! Our colour of the month is Tangerine. Described by Interior Designer Carole King as “Fruity and zesty, tangerine can add a freshness to muddy or earthy colour schemes. Best used in small areas as an accent, it has the same effect as a vase of fresh flowers. It will draw the eye and […]

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A recent BBC two documentary series, “Phil Cunningham’s Pipe Dream” combined with a wonderful conversation with a customer looking for the perfect tartan fabric to re-cover his beloved pipes inspires our latest blog. Phil Cunningham’s Pipe Dream was a surprisingly informative and entertaining series in which Phil (Scottish folk musician and composer) follows his dream to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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