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AE Williams Supplier Spotlight

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AE Williams Supplier Spotlight

  For our Supplier Spotlight this week we’ve got a real treat for you lovely people. Today we travel all the way back to 1642 and shine our spotlight on AE Williams. This is one of our oldest suppliers. With centuries of experience these folks are truly masters of their craft. One of the best producers of pewter in the world. . One of their first creations!  . It all started for AE Williams with a spoon. A very humble beginning, the mould of the spoon was found in the bottom of a well and is still in use to...

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Andrew McGavin Supplier Spotlight

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Andrew McGavin Supplier Spotlight

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Supplier Spotlight time! Today we travel to the West Highlands. To the place that Visit Scotland describes, accurately, as the outdoor capital of the UK. Fort William. A true example of the beauty of Scotland, combining mountain and loch to create breath-taking imagery that has to be seen to be believed. Fort William is home to Andrew McGavin, who we’ll be looking at this week! . The beautiful Fort William . Andrew McGavin’s small Fort William business specialises in hand crafted gifts utilising ancient Celtic designs. Most of the designs take their main inspiration from...

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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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