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21/10/2022
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Ashley’s Autumn Must-Haves

Autumn: what does it mean to you? For me autumn is the season I look forward to most. Why? It means forcing my summer dresses and sandals to take the annual walk of shame into the depths of my wardrobe and getting my jumpers, boots and coats out of retirement. But whilst the cold weather can feel a little depressing it does mean I’m able to have more outfit variety. An excuse to shop! But what will I be purchasing in AW22?

06/10/2022

Warming Souls Through Soles

#SOCKTOBER is an annual, month-long campaign designed to show people that ordinary acts of kindness can make a difference. Socks are often the most-needed but least-donated items in homeless shelters and that's where we come in! For every order placed with us online, we’ll donate a pair of socks to Edinburgh based charity Social Bite.

05/10/2022
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Rules of the Game

Now we’re into October and the season is fully underway, pheasants join the list of game in hunters’ sights, grouse flutters on to the butcher’s counter and partridge finds its way into farm shops prompting a search for autumnal wines to compliment them. Choosing a wine to pair with the spoils from a day out in the field is an important decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. From rich reds to crisp whites, there are gloriously happy marriages to be made between wine and game birds and with our tips... Read More

16/09/2022

Tweed: The Fabric of the Countryside

Tweed. Defined simply as ‘a rough-surfaced woollen cloth, originally produced in Scotland’ sybolises country life like no other fabric and is woven into the history of Hawick and the Scottish Borders. The name ‘tweed’ originates from a misunderstanding in the 1800s when a London merchant received a letter from Hawick about ‘tweel’ (Scots for twill) and mis-read the word as ‘tweed’ understanding it to be named after the river Tweed which flows through the Scottish Borders. The goods were advertised as tweed, and the rest they say is history. The... Read More

30/09/2021

Keeping Hearts & Feet Warm

Did you know that socks are the most-needed but least-donated items in homeless shelters? #SOCKTOBER is an annual, month long campaign designed to show people that ordinary acts of kindness can make a difference. This October, we want to help so for every order placed with us online, we’ll donate a pair of socks to Edinburgh based charity Social Bite. Social Bite was set up in 2012 by Alice Thompson and Josh Littlejohn as a sandwich shop in Rose Street, Edinburgh. Their business operates as a social business which means... Read More

30/07/2020

Dressing for Game Shooting

It’s not unreasonable to suggest that everyone should try and look their best when they’re on the peg. Granted, the way you dress won’t make you a better shot, but there are definite dos and don’ts about what to wear when in the field.

28/07/2020

Gent’s Glorious Twelfth Clothing Guide

The glory of the British game season is nearly here. The Glorious Twelfth is the most anticipated date in the field sports calendar and is steeped in tradition. You may be prepared for the thrill of the shoot but are you ready for the wild moorlands and changeable weather conditions?

17/07/2020

Staycation Summer Cocktails

We're all in need of a little pick-me-up at the moment and what better way to make the most of your staycation than sipping delicious cocktails as the sun sets? We've listed our favourite Summer cocktail recipes for you try out this weekend.

26/06/2020

Shop Local, Buy British

Over the past few months, we’ve seen local shops and businesses struggling during the pandemic and unfortunately, it’s the case for many across the country. So, what can we do to help? Shop local and buy British. Not convinced? We have 5 reasons that will make you rethink your shopping habits.

22/06/2020

Pull off the Perfect Picnic

Nothing says summer like a good picnic, whether it’s a simple spread in your local park, a gourmet delight at the coast, or a romantic afternoon tea for two in your garden. So, what are you waiting for? Dust off your basket and toast the season al fresco!