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Which Tartan is Right For You?

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Which Tartan is Right For You?

It’s always a treat at a wedding or a Scottish event to see all the different tartans on display. Worn with pride and brightening up what is already such a happy occasion. We’ve all been to a kilt fitting and if you don’t already know your way around your tartans then you know it can be quite a daunting task. Looking through those chunky books of patterns and not having a clue. Fret not, we’re here to give you an insight and help you narrow down that perfect colour combo! . -Tartan variants at a wedding . You Do You...

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House of Edgar Supplier Spotlight

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House of Edgar Supplier Spotlight

On this windy Wednesday, we’d like to introduce you to another one of our favourites. It would be surprising if you hadn’t heard of this brilliant company on your kilt buying adventures. For this week’s Supplier Spotlight, we present; The House of Edgar. Offering a very flexible and personalised service, The House of Edgar are an exceptional weaver and manufacturer. Originally established in Edinburgh in the 1800’s they established themselves as a supplier of various fabrics to the cities tailors. Upon being sold in 1965 by William Edgar, the company only had around 24 tartans. 5 and a half decades...

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Handfasting

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Handfasting

  Tying the knot, bound for life, taking each other’s hand in marriage. When talking about the big day these phrases may have crossed your lips. Common things we often just say only knowing they mean, “to get married”. Well the root of these is a lot closer to home than one might think. The Handfasting ceremony.   A long time ago…   It’s believed by historians that handfasting is an ancient Celtic tradition performed across the British Isles before the introduction of Christianity. Centuries later it was used quite commonly in rural Scotland as a method of marriage. Back...

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Resolutions

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Resolutions

As we approach the end of the January, it’s time to reflect back on what we’ve managed to achieve. With the New Year there’s always the resolutions. Those things that we always say we’ll keep but never actually do “I’m going to remember to be early every day for work this year!” and then proceed to never be on time the remaining 334 days of the year. Or the absolute classic “I’m going to lose weight this year!” then comes a bad week at work takeaway, umpteen birthday suppers, a night at the pub here and a lunch catch up...

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