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The Origins of Scottish Estate Tweeds

The Origins of Scottish Estate Tweeds

Posted on 19 July 2018

Estate tweeds are a cherished part of Scotland’s rural history, and are still worn to this day by families, ghillies, gamekeepers and residents on estates across Scotland and England. They serve both a practical and cultural purpose, unifying an estate …

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An Edinburgh Alpaca Farm on Shearing Day

An Edinburgh Alpaca Farm on Shearing Day

Posted on 5 July 2018

Nestled at the foot of the Pentland hills just outside of Edinburgh, Bobcat Alpacas is home to a growing herd of Scottish alpacas! Araminta had the pleasure of visiting Bob and Cath to see the alpaca shearing process that happens …

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The Story of our Handweaving Looms

The Story of our Handweaving Looms

Posted on 29 March 2018

In the centre of our Edinburgh studio stand our pride and joy; our two handweaving looms. Both have come to us through other weavers, and while we don’t know their full history we have been able to piece together some …

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Hamilton & Inches – Craftsmanship, Tradition and the Finest Jewellery

Hamilton & Inches – Craftsmanship, Tradition and the Finest Jewellery

Posted on 1 March 2018

The historic city of Edinburgh has long been known for its skilled craftspeople and expert makers. One of the finest of these is luxury jewellers Hamilton and Inches, who have 150 years of experience crafting exquisite treasures from the workshops …

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Recreating History – Ballogie Estate Tweed

Recreating History – Ballogie Estate Tweed

Posted on 8 February 2018

Creating bespoke estate tweeds is something of a speciality for Araminta Campbell, however every now and then she comes across a project that gives her a brand new challenge. We are currently working on a custom tweed for Ballogie Estate, …

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