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Danielle Morrison

Danielle Morrison

16/07/17
- 2 Minute Read

The National Symbol Of Scotland -
The Thistle

We see the Scottish Thistle every day of our lives. You may have wondered why such a spiny and hurtful plant could become our country's pride and joy.

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Yvonne Ross

Yvonne Ross

14/07/17
- 1 Minute Read

New Products For July

A quick round up of some of the recent products added to our website.

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Jennifer Laverty

Jennifer Laverty

08/07/17
- 2 Minute Read

The 'Scottish Samurai' -
Thomas Blake Glover.

Since the discovery of the North Sea Oil in the 1970s Aberdeen has grown tremendously, but did you know Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland has a personal connection with Japan and in particular Nagasaki?

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Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer

26/06/17
- 10 Minute Read

The Glorious Scottish Kilt -
A Detailed Buyers Guide

Our flagship product. Everything you need to know about the kilts history, styles, colours and options available today.

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Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer

26/06/17
- 3 Minute Read

The Sgain Dubh -
Unlocking The Secrets Of The Past

Although the sgian dubh is now used only for ceremonial purposes, its invention dates back to a darker time in Scotland’s turbulent history.

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Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer

26/06/17
- 6 Minute Read

The Highland Jacket -
Which Style Should You Wear?

Any occasion can call for wearing your Highland outfit, and any old jacket just won’t do!

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Danielle Morrison

Danielle Morrison

26/06/17
- 5 Minute Read

Scottish Dialect -
What do these words mean?!

For Example: STEAMIN’ (stee-min) Slang, chiefly Scot. ~adj. drunk, inebriated, the state of having consumed too much bevy.

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Jennifer Laverty

Jennifer Laverty

26/06/17
- 4 Minute Read

The Sporran -
A Brief History And Guide To The Different Styles

Today sporrans carry bankcards and mobile phones, the essential accessories of a modern Scot! But it's not always been that way.

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Julie Gordon

Julie Gordon

26/06/17
- 1 Minute Read

Dalvey -
Discerning, Distinguished, Distinctive

The Dalvey philosophy of design is based on “equipping discerning men with items that are expressly relevant to them.”

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Yvonne Ross

Yvonne Ross

26/06/17
- 2 Minute Read

Ladies Sashes -
Customary Significance For 200 Years

The different ways to wear a sash are based upon a careful study of old portraits, prints and traditional practice. Here we look at the four common styles.

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Anne Milsom

Anne Milsom

25/06/17
- 1 Minute Read

Aberdeen Forever Tartan -
Our Stunning In-House Tartan

Launched to incredible reviews in 2015 the contempoary Aberdeen Forever Tartan continues to embody all that is great about our beautiful home city.

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Anne Milsom

Anne Milsom

25/06/17
- 1 Minute Read

Scotland Forever -
Our First In-House Tartan

Scotland Forever is without doubt the best-known war cry of the traditional Scottish regiments. The Scotland Forever tartan began as an idea here at Alex Scott in early 2004.

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Yvonne Ross

Yvonne Ross

25/06/17
- 2 Minute Read

What is Cashmere? And How Are Cashmere Scarves Made?

It may surprise you to know that cashmere wool originates from goats that roam the desert! Here is a brief outline of how our cashmere scarves are made.

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Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer

25/06/17
- 6 Minute Read

Ghillie Brogues -
A Brief History And How To Tie Correctly

Tying the ghillie brogue laces takes anyone putting on ghillie brogues for the first time (or the second or third), quite a bit of time to perfect.

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Jennifer Laverty

Jennifer Laverty

22/06/17
- 1 Minute Read

Belts And Buckles -
Highland Wear With Style

Kilt belts are specifically designed to decorate the top of the kilt in the absence of a waistcoat. It is important that when you choose the belt you like, you also select the correct size. This sounds straightforward but there are pitfalls.

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Yvonne Ross

Yvonne Ross

22/06/17
- 2 Minute Read

Abbeyhorn -
More Than 250 Years Of Tradition

Every type of horn has its own personality and attributes. No two objects, even in a set, are the same. Here's everything you need to know.

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Danielle Morrison

Danielle Morrison

29/05/17
- 2 Minute Read

The Quaich -
The Scottish Symbol Of Friendship

The quaich is a marvellous symbolic gift that is given to those to whom we wish to show our love, friendship, admiration or respect. It is also a distinctively Scottish gift that is appreaciated by all around the world.

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