The ScottishLaird #GiftGuide: What to buy for everyone in your life & support the restoration of #DunansCastle

Stuck for a gift for the man who has everything? Can’t think of what to buy your teenage nephew? Mental block about a gorgeous Christmas present for your mother? has the answer – of course it does!


Bloomin’ Marvellous: Gorgeous Tearaway Artworks Launched at for @DunansCastle

Rebecca Bloom, actor, entertainer and artist, has recently produced some fabulous tearaway art pieces for sale on the Scottish Laird website. Set on Dunans Rising Tartan Paper each artwork is torn by hand to create unforgettable and iconic images of animals.

They’re all available here!

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Fine New Wool Dunans Rising Scarves at – just beautiful!

The first of our gorgeous range of new wool items is now on our Scottish Laird website here.

We’re really proud of them, and will be adding more over the next couple of weeks. There will be various sizes of rug, a serape, a cap, waistcoat and other loveliness.

We’ll also be redesigning the website to make it much easier to get to the stuff you love – photos here by Jean Donaldson at Powan.

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Big Dunans Rising Day: scarves & rugs are here and the Historic Scotland application is in!

The name of our tartan refers to the castle and to the effect of wearing, or rather purchasing, the tartan – that every time a person dons it, he or she will bring the castle’s restoration a step closer and the building will rise.

Today is a case in point: we received three boxes packed with scarves, stoles, serapes and sashes all in the Dunans Rising tartan. And just as the postman drove off (in a cloud of dust) I hit the send button on our Historic Scotland application for Dunans Bridge (in time for the deadline tomorrow).

Dunans is rising, slowly but surely. Next is the initial enquiry to the Heritage Lottery Fund, and then, well then comes the nail-biting wait.

But for those of you who have been hanging out for a scarf or two, they’ll be on the site next week….