Virtual measuring becomes the norm for tartan creations

WHEN the ScotlandShop store on Queensferry Street in Edinburgh was forced to temporarily close in the spring, a whole new way of shopping evolved. The shop is open again and you can make an appointment to guarantee a safe and dedicated service, however – if going into town isn’t on your agenda – the same experienced and passionate staff are at your service to advise via video call. With a passion for clans and tartan history, they love nothing more than to help you peruse swatches of every tartan, choose linings for a jacket, learn to measure your inside leg to perfection and so much more.

From fabric by the metre to clothing, accessories and interiors products custom made in more than 500 tartans, you are sure to find a favourite and of course the cloth is woven in Scotland so you can rest assured you are supporting the local economy while enjoying retail therapy. ScotlandShop is all about helping you celebrate your clan connections, discovering your family tartan or simply find the perfect colour to create your dream outfit or interiors project. Swatches are available so you can check colours and quality prior to making that final decision.

Tailored garments such as jackets and waistcoats have all sorts of special options including different linings, buttons, pockets and stitching so you can create yourself a truly unique outfit. Online guides are available to help you measure if you don’t want to visit the shop and personable staff can talk you through the options if you have any special requirements. The made to order options means the company can deal with petite and plus sizes, urgent orders and much more.

From the comfort of your home, you can shop online with a full tartan finder function on the website, order a printed brochure to flick through on your sofa, pop into the Edinburgh store or join the team on a virtual appointment via video call.

If you are looking for inspiring Christmas gifts, ScotlandShop ships internationally so you can have your piece of Scotland wherever you are in the world. Gift wrap is available with delivery to the recipient tied up with tartan ribbon and including your special message.

Questions? This is a company who love to help – email, livechat or telephone seven days a week.