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Our Story


CLAN is a service by Scotweb, Scotland's oldest and largest heritage business online. It was founded in 1995, by Nick Fiddes, and was Scotland's very first secure ecommerce site. For more about our early beginnings and a quick history, read Scotweb 1995-2016 - our story on the CLAN magazine.

Our web site and services have evolved vastly in that time. But our mission has never changed. We are committed to finding or creating the very best products and services representing tranditional Scottish culture and contemporary style, and bringing these affordably to anyone in the world to enjoy. We have THREE suppliers who started trading in the 1700s!

Today, with our own artisanal weaving mill to produce rare fabrics, and more specialist experience than anyone else, we can offer a vastly better range of goods than any of of our competitors. We still boast of making 'any product in any tartan' (though minimum volumes may apply). And no one can match our expertise in meeting challenging last minute deadlines.

The vast majority of our goods are produced locally in Scotland, either on our own premises or by 'best of breed' partners. When a choice of suppliers exists, we will always choose the most reliable and authentic above rather than save a few pennies on the price.

For example, all our kilts are custom made in Scotland by the nation's most experienced and expert kiltmakers. (We never sell the cheap and shoddy 'kilts' from overseas sweatshops that most of our copycat competitors supply.)

But of course it isn't just about the goods. The traditional standards of service has to match. And as a family company, we're committed to treating every customer like a member of the family. If you're in any doubt, just read our promises.

Whether you've been a Scotweb customer for decades, or this is the first time you've found us, welcome! Please just ask if we can help in any way. We usually pick up the phone in a few rings.

Nick & Adele Scotweb



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