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We are not sure if Scottish tourism has really benefited from the best of the our famous weather being broadcast around the world during the Open Golf Championship at St Andrews last week but at least the wet weather kit will have been well and truly tested. The caddies must be very fit when you see […]

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Our Tartan Invaded Trends blog post series aims to bring Tartan to the forefront of fashion, illustrating how subtly including hints of tartan in your outfit can be as on trend as the latest fashion trends themselves! In this blog post, we’re focusing on festival fashion and how to create the perfect look this summer. Summer is […]

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So why is custard yellow? Custard is made using egg yolks which gives it that gorgeous pale yellow shade. Instant custard tends to be much brighter as it usually has an additive such as Curcumin or Annatto….but less of the food facts we are interested in fashion and Custard is our colour of the month. Voted […]

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I am well known in our office as a shoe addict. I just love shoes.  My husband is well versed in the saying “you can never have too many shoes”. Unfortunately he says the same for bikes. Shoes are a necessity and what shoes are more important than your wedding shoes? They have to have […]

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When it comes to gardening I need all the help I can get! Thankfully ITV’s Love Your Garden is full of tips and surprises to inform and inspire us all on how to redesign our own outdoor space; whether you’re a first time gardener like myself or green-fingered horticulturalist. In the second episode of Love Your Garden series six, […]

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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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