Scottish Laird takes next step: Facebook and Shopify stores in beta and live now!!

Well, we got tired of waiting and being restrained and tonight have pushed the big red “Go Live” button on our Shopify and Facebook stores which are presently in beta testing – actually its more of unchecking a password protection check box, but you get the idea. All our favourite Lairds and Ladies on FB can buy our titles and merchandise directly on Facebook as well as at our superb new Shopify store here.

In fact there’s a great discount on the Shopify store, as well as some delightful products and new payment methods – we can now take CCs independently of Paypal (“Hurrah!” I hear some of you shout).

By the end of the month the old iteration of will be sidelined and the Shopify store will be our main online outlet. Exciting times!

Here’s a screen grab of the FB store, and above is a banner from the Shopify store …


Flying the Flag at Dunans: Lairds and Ladies can now have their very own Dunans Flag!

IMG_1777We’re delighted to announce that we are now selling the Dunans flag from the Scottish Laird website, here!

The flag which was first raised yesterday is a reflection of the Dunans Rising tartan and includes the Lairds’ and Ladies’ tartan logo at the centre of the Saltire cross. And yes, of course it also celebrates Scotland and its wonderful heritage!

Transactions on are now securer with 128-bit encryption, SSL, HTTPS and a bunch of other acronyms!

certificateWe’re delighted to confirm that we can take Credit Cards and Debit Cards on any of our websites now as we have just implemented Secure Sockets Layer and HTTPS, enabling 128-bit encryption for all transactions. No longer is Paypal our only means of taking payment – which is great because it means transactions will now become less complicated and more frictionless. The picture (inset) is our security certificate from Comodo and covers both the general site, but all of our Redemption sites for Groupon certificates.

And the featured image? The lock on our browser when the checkout page is reached!