Styling your tweed kilt jackets for the season

Styling your tweed kilt jackets for the season – Anyone who knows us would say we have a passion for Scottish tweed. The wonderful Estate tweeds we work with are so versatile and can be used for a wide range of styles. From classic Argyle kilt jackets and waistcoats, to … Read More

Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Cantle Sporran Project

  Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Cantle Sporran – Over the years we have created many a bespoke wedding sporran. Recently a Canadian client worked with us to develop a new project for a family wedding in Canada. The cantle was hand crafted and engraved in the workshops of Hamilton … Read More

How to style your Balmoral or Kilmarnock Bonnet

Style your Scottish Balmoral – Kilmarnock BonnetHow to style your Balmoral or Kilmarnock Bonnet – In a previous blog post we covered how to shape you Balmoral or Kilmarnock bonnet by wetting it in hot and cold water. So we thought we would now share some photos of how gentlemen … Read More

Antique – Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran – Hand Finished Aged Leather – Limited Edition

Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran – Hand Finished Aged Leather – Limited Edition We have just launched a new Limited Edition sporran based on the classic pattern that was worn by HRH George VI. Based on a vintage pattern leather day sporran that has been used for the last 100 years … Read More

The Royal Young Family – Edwardian Sporran Style

Edwardian Sporran Style We love vintage CDV’s and postcard images of the Royal family at Balmoral for the reference of sporrans and Highland dress styles of the Edwardian period. One interesting points is most of the sporrans are adult sizes even though the Princes are only young teenagers.  We have … Read More

William Duff – Atholl Man

William Duff Atholl ManWilliam Duff Atholl Man – Ghillie, Gardener, Fiddler, Flyfisher, Violin Maker Willie Duff Born 1810 – Died 1892 Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. Willie Duff was a notable ghillie, gardener and estate worker at the Blair Atholl Estate and amateur maker of violins, known locally as ‘Bearded Willie’. He was a large … Read More

Scottish Bagpipe Drone Ribbons – Made to order

Scottish Bagpipe Drone RibbonsScottish Clan, Regimental & Area Tartan Bagpipe Drone Ribbons Bagpipe Drone ribbons have been around for centuries and used by clan pipers and regimental pipers alike. The origin of the drone ribbon has been lost but may well have come about when the second drone was first … Read More

Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes

Atholl Highlanders Officers Period Style Kilt Hose Garter Flashes We have recreated Atholl Highlanders 19th Century period style classic red worsted garters. We have looked at the style still worn by the regiment today and some vintage CDV photos from the 1880’s. The garter pattern is based on the Victorian … Read More

The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal Deeside

The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal DeesideBraemar Gathering – Highland Games The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal Deeside – Each year the village of Braemar in Royal Deeside, Scotland invites people from all over the world ‘to come over the hills’ to attend the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. The … Read More

John Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh life circa 1790’s

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John Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh lifeJohn Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh life We have a passion for the work of Georgian Edinburgh based engraver John Kay. Although 220 years on from the time when he lived and worked in Edinburgh, so many things about politics and life … Read More

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