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
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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
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?
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.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More