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3 Great Reasons to Start Early & Shop Local this Christmas
13 Oct

3 Great Reasons to Start Early & Shop Local this Christmas

3 Great Reasons to Start Early & Shop Local this Christmas

There. We said it. The 'C' word. No not COVID… Christmas!

Read on to find out more ...

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 Missing the Highland Show : How to Experience Scottish Culture in 2020
08 Sep

Missing the Highland Show : How to Experience Scottish Culture in 2020

Missing the Highland Show: How to Experience Scottish Culture in 2020.

Each year the Highland Shows are a celebration of all things Scottish. The Royal Highland Show is Scotland's largest agricultural gathering. Sadly, with the global pandemic necessitating bans on large gatherings, the 2020 show was cancelled.

We must wait another year to experience the missed festivals, common ridings and events which would usually take us through to the end of the summer. So, how can we go into the long autumn and winter nights a little more comforted against the sense of a summer bereft? 

Never fear. Below we have four alternative ways to enjoy and experience Scottish culture in 2020. Read on.

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Happy Tartan Day From Tartan Plus Tweed
06 Apr

Happy Tartan Day From Tartan Plus Tweed

Tartan Day is here! Tartan Day is the day that kicks off Tartan Week in New York City. But it is not only celebrated in New York – it is also celebrated across Canada. It is a week of paying respects to their Scottish Heritage and honouring the contributions that all Scottish people have brought along with them to Canada and America.

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Why Are There Different Weights for Tartan Fabrics?
01 Mar

Why Are There Different Weights for Tartan Fabrics?

Are you making crafts from tartan fabric? Or maybe you are making a pair of tartan trews or a waistcoat and are not sure which fabric to use. Today we are discussing weights of tartan fabric, and which one could be right for you. At Tartan Plus Tweed we have a large range of tartan fabric that is suitable for all your needs. Our wool tartan fabric is available in three different weights, and each weight has a different purpose.

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A Day in the Life of a Buyer
30 Jan

A Day in the Life of a Buyer

Christmas has come and gone, and January sales have passed which only means one thing for a shop owner – time to stock some new products! This is one of the more exciting times where we get to fill one of  our many roles as buyers. The end of january is the perfect time for us to go and scout out new products as the Scotland’s Trade Fair comes to Glasgow.

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One Week Until Christmas and We are Talking About Traditions
20 Dec

One Week Until Christmas and We are Talking About Traditions

Before the Reformation of 1560, Christmas in Scotland was celebrated in much the same way it was across Catholic Europe. It involved feasts, games, and gifts. In Scotland, it was called “Yule” which has Pagan roots. The word refers to the mid-winter’s celebration of the winter’s solstice.
This all changed when Oliver Cromwell came to power.

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