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Types of Sporrans and When to Wear Them
03 May

Types of Sporrans and When to Wear Them

A sporran is an important and traditional item of the highland outfit. Traditional kilts are made without pockets, and sporrans would have been used to carry items such as small portions of food, or money. Today, sporrans are used to hold more modern items - mobile phone, wallet, and perhaps even a hip flask! Today there are three types of sporrans that are suitable for different occasions.

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Kilt Alterations at Tartan Plus Tweed
02 Apr

Kilt Alterations at Tartan Plus Tweed

Your kilt is a timeless article of clothing, and if cared for correctly it should last you a lifetime. But sometimes your kilt can be worn with use, perhaps it has shrunk in the wardrobe (as we say in the shop), or perhaps you’ve inherited it from someone who is a different size to you. There are a variety of ways that you can adjust, or alter your kilt to fit you perfectly again.
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History of the Sgian Dubh
01 Mar

History of the Sgian Dubh

The Sgian Dubh is an integral part of your Scottish Highlandwear, along with your kilt and sporran. Yet, the sgian dubh has only really been a part of a traditional kilt outfit since the 1800’s. Earlier, it may have been common to carry a sgian achlais (armpit knife) in the coat sleeve. This could potentially be used for self-defence, but more likely for cutting up and eating your food.

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How to Choose the Perfect Tartan to Wear on Your Wedding Day
01 Oct

How to Choose the Perfect Tartan to Wear on Your Wedding Day

Choosing a tartan to wear on your wedding day can be a hard decision. Do you choose your family tartan? What if you don't have a family tartan? What if it doesn't match with the colour scheme for the wedding? Detailed in this blog are a few tips to find the right tartan for you on your special day.

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Mobile Kilt Hire at Tartan Plus Tweed - Delivery Right to Your Door
20 Jul

Mobile Kilt Hire at Tartan Plus Tweed - Delivery Right to Your Door

Mobile Kilt Hire at Tartan Plus Tweed - Delivery Right to Your Door

Kilt Hire delivery right to your door eases the stresses during the lead up to your wedding day. Relax and let the professionals do all the work!

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Where does your stuff come from?
19 Apr

Where does your stuff come from?

A few years ago, I believe it was after attending The Scottish Trade Fair, Tartan Plus Tweed decided to stock some new, unique Harris Tweed Clocks from a company known as Juniper and Jane. These clocks were unlike anything I had seen before, and knowing the popularity of the Harris Tweed products that were already in our store, I knew these would be a hit with our customers. And I was right.

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