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The Beginner’s Guide To The Sgian Dubh

What is a sgian dubh? Well, it translates from Gaelic as ‘black dagger’. This refers to the black bog oak that the handles were often made from, as well as the way they were concealed. Sgian dubhs originate from a time in history when everyone would have carried a knife for hunting and protection. It […]

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#whomademyclothes

If you’ve read our previous blog post on slowing down the fashion world, then this next post will be right up your street. #whomademyclothes is the hashtag used by Fashion Revolution, a group of people from around the world who make, market and wear clothes. It is a global movement whose mission is “to unite […]

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The Beginner’s Guide To The Sporran

What is a sporran I hear you ask? Well, quite simply it is a purse. That is its translation from Gaelic. For those not too keen on the term ‘purse’, it is an essential piece of kit for a garment which has no pockets. It is functional as well as decorative. In days gone by […]

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Slowing down the fashion world

Slow fashion. The latest buzzword in the fashion industry. But what does it actually mean? Lasting The Test Of Time Well, the main crunch of it is to design, create and ultimately sell garments which are of high quality and will last the test of time. It also encourages slower production schedules, fairer wages and […]

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The Royal Effect

Meghan Markle has been in the media a lot lately, what with her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry in May. But that’s not the only reason she’s been in the spotlight. Her fashion choices are another big reason for the media attention. The second she appeared on social media wearing the Edinburgh based company, Strathberry’s […]

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How to get dressed…..properly

  This may sound like the most stupid and obvious blog post ever, but it’s so important that you get it right and far too easy to get wrong. How many weddings have you been to where the outfit should look spot on (especially if its the groom) but it just misses the mark? The […]

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How to buy a kilt

So. You’ve thought about it long and hard. You’ve talked it through with everyone you know. You’ve decided to take the plunge. You’re going to buy a kilt! But where do you start? Well, you pop down to Anderson Kilts and let us guide you through the process! Buying a kilt should be an enjoyable […]

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As time goes by

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Anderson’s has always been a kilt shop. You’d even be forgiven for thinking we’ve always been in Dumfries. Until fairly recently this wasn’t the case at all. When the business began in 1854 by William Dalgleish, we were a general merchant and drapers based in Eaglesfield. When William died […]

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