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A Traditional Burns Supper
21 Jan

A Traditional Burns Supper

A traditional Burns Supper is the celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns. The first Burns Suppers were held in memorium of Robert Burns’ death on July 21 at the end of the 18th century. These dinners were held by his friends in Ayrshire. As the popularity for Burns Suppers progressed, the First Burns Club was organized in 1808 by merchants in Greenock and these more widely-known suppers were held on the anniversary of his death, January 25th.

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What Type of Kilt? Casual or Traditional? Machine-Made or Hand Sewn?
24 Oct

What Type of Kilt? Casual or Traditional? Machine-Made or Hand Sewn?

If you find yourself reading this article, you may be considering buying a kilt. As you probably know there are many options on the market; casual or traditional? Machine-made or hand sewn? How to choose! Hopefully I can give you some insight on the choices at hand to help make your decision.

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Diamond Jubilee Walk
08 Sep

Diamond Jubilee Walk

On the afternoon of Sunday 7th September we took this delightful circular walk from Leaderfoot Bridge to Earlston called the Diamond Jubilee Walk which was opened in 2012.
The round trip was 8.5 miles according to our “iPhone”. The Earlston Paths Group have done an outstanding job creating this interesting walk. As we meandered through the pine forest on the first leg of the walk along side the River Leader, we came upon a seat made from the river stone which was a nice spot for a wee breather.

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Heather Gems A Unique Scottish Jewellery
02 Sep

Heather Gems A Unique Scottish Jewellery

Heathergems is a gorgeous jewellery line made in Pitlochry, Scotland. It’s extremely unique as there is no other jewellery in the world that is made similarly to the way Heathergems is made. The idea for the jewellery came about during the Second World War.

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The Famous Harris Tweed
01 Sep

The Famous Harris Tweed

Recently, the owners here at tartanplustweed.com , Lynn and Mike, took a little trip to the Isle of Harris and Lewis. Since the famous  Harris Tweed is so popular (and right on our doorstep really!) they had decided it was time to take a wee trip up north to visit the Harris Tweed Authority to see how this traditional, yet modern tweed is created. Now the story of Harris Tweed can be a bit confusing.

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Items in a Formal Highland Dress Outfit
18 Aug

Items in a Formal Highland Dress Outfit

Read more about which items make up a formal Highland Dress outfit with this handy infographic, prepared by Yvonne from scotire.com

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