“Golf would never have existed, without that man”
In this article I chat to Tom Frankish, a golf enthusiast who owns 'Golf Car Company' - a business that supplies green-cutters and golf cars to courses all over Scotland. Tom is passionate about the history of golf and the traditional game. In this article, we chat about Old Tom Morris, an icon in golf history.
Forget Throwback Thursdays, here at Scotweb, we’re doing Tartan Tuesdays!
In the spirit of talking about Old Tom Morris, this week, we’re looking at the Morrison tartan and learning about the clan history.
This week, we’re looking at all things golf. With golf known world-wide, we wanted to look at the well known game from a new angle. Darren Frankish co-runs ‘Golf Car Company’ with his father, Tom. This familiy-run lawnmower company provides green-cutting machines and golf cars to golf courses all around Scotland. Their contracts see them travel from the highlands of Scotland, through St Andrews, the golf hub of the UK, down to the lowlands. Tom also owns a Hickory golf course, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. This authentic version of original golf allows members to experience the game as it was a number of years ago.
In meeting Darren, I realise there is a lot more to golf than the game itself, so we sit down to chat about their take on the world renowned game.
Forget Throwback Thursdays. Here, at Scotweb, we're doing Tartan Tuesdays!
This week we look at the Lamont tartan and learn about the history of the clan.
Handfasting has become increasingly popular in modern times. It is the act of tying together a couples' hands in a symbolic gesture that represents the joining of families and the union of the couple. In modern times, this practice is seen as a highlight within the wedding ceremony.
The official definition of Handfasting, from the Oxford English Dictionary, is “To make a contract of marriage between (parties) by the joining of hands; to betroth (two persons, or one person to another)”.
Modern handfastings are purely ceremonial, and usually take place on the same day, sometimes at the same time, as a legal marriage registration. Some handfastings became legally recognised in Scotland, in 2004, where celebrants from the Pagan Federation of Scotland gained authorisation from the General Register Office for Scotland to legally perform weddings. These weddings incorporate handfasting as the main focus of the ceremony, and normally take place outside, with a close association with nature.
Handfasting, in medieval times, referred to the betrothal, or engagement, of a couple, rather than the actual marriage. In the late 18th century, they believed that handfasting involved the trial marriage of a couple which would last for a year and a day. At this point they could decide whether to officially marry or to part ways.
If you would like to incorporate hand fasting into your wedding ceremony, take a look at our Handfasting ribbons here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/hand-fasting-ribbon-pack-of-five/
This Pack of Five Tartan Hand Fasting Ribbons are perfect for adding Scottish tradition to your wedding ceremony. Wrap the ribbon around you and your partner's hands during the ceremony to signify the joining of families.
Pass down the other ribbons to family members and watch this tradition grow. Or use the other ribbons as decorative binds for your, and your bridesmaids' bouquets.
Made from lightweight pure new wool, with a hemmed edge, this tartan hand fasting ribbon is made in Scotland, and stays neat so you can cherish it for years to come.
Available in a large variety of tartans, take a look for your clan today.
Forget Throwback Thursdays, here at Scotweb, we're doing Tartan Tuesdays!
This week we look at the Malcolm Tartan and learn about the history of the clan.
Stuck for inspiration? Take a look at this month's Gift Guide for ideas!
It's a bit late in the year for a spring clean, but if you're looking for ways to update your interiors without the effort, look no further!
We're looking at 6 ways you can introduce tartan to your home.
1. Table Cloths
Add a touch of tartan to your dining room with a tartan table cloth. For a traditional look, opt for a rectangular shaped cloth. Add a vase of flowers, that are the colours of your tartan, or use crockery to match a colour running through the pattern, to really compliment the look. Take a look at our Rectangular Tartan Table Cloth here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/rectangular-tar...
For an alternative look, opt for a square table cloth and drape over your table diagonally. Finish the look with some bright white or sophisticated black napkins to bring our the colours in the tartan.Take a look at our Square Table Cloth here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/square-tartan-t...
2. Table Runners
If you want to add tartan, but still want to show off your table, opt for a tartan table runner. This will add a touch of heritage, at dinner time, without being overwhelming. Accessorise with bright cutlery and crockery to set the look or place some candles or flowers, matching the colours of your tartan, in the center. Take a look at our Tartan Table Runners here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/tartan-table-ru...
If you aren't quite brave enough to go all out with a tartan table cloth, tartan napkins are the way to go. Adding a pop of colour to your dining table, these hands napkins can be washed and reused, making them great value purchases. Set the table with a plain table cloth and mono colour crockery to really highlight the pattern of the tartan napkins. Or simply set the table with no table cloth and really draw attention to the napkins. Fold artistically, or leave bare. Take a look at our Tartan Napkins here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/tartan-napkins/
4. Throws and rugs
Our tartan throws and knee rugs are a great way to add a touch of tartan to your home, without taking over your whole house. The best part about them? They are versatile so are suitable in most rooms in your home. Throw over your bed, or drape over a sofa or chair in your living room. Choose a throw or rug in your clan tartan to add a touch of heritage, or simply choose a tartan that ties into the colour scheme of your room. Take a look at our tartan throws and rugs here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/gifts-and-home/soft-furn...
If you aren't ready to cover your whole sofa in tartan, and want to opt for a subtle, but striking look, then why not choose a tartan cushion? Choose a bright colour and place on a plain sofa to really make a statement. Or opt for a cushion in your clan tartan to show off your heritage. These cushions make great accessories for sofas, beds and other areas around the home. Take a look at our Tartan Cushion Covers here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/square-tartan-c...
Ribbon is a fantastic way to add tartan to your home, in a subtle way. Add to items around the home, such as tying around candles or flower vases, to add a hint of colour, without being too overwhelming. Use it to tie around plain table napkins, and secure with a bright button. Or get a simple length of ribbon and tie around cutlery in a bow. These are just a few of the many ways to accessorise your home with tartan ribbon. Take a look at our selection of Tartan Ribbons here: https://www.scotweb.co.uk/gifts-and-home/materials...
There are so many ways to introduce tartan into your home. Why not take a look at some of our products today and add some tartan to yours?
Forget Throwback Thursdays, here at Scotweb, we're doing Tartan Tuesdays!
This week we look at the Keith tartan and learn about the history of the clan.