It feels quite apt that in a week that Scotland has a referendum to decide whether or not to become an independent country, I'm writing a post about a shop that solely sells Scottish products (FREEDOOOOOM!!). A local shop for local people and all that.
Jokes aside, Made From Scotland is a delightful little website that sells great products from local Scottish designers, from fashion and accessories to homeware and food & drink. Up until now they have only traded online, however rather excitingly they are currently taking up residence on Rose Street in Edinburgh in a pop up shop that's open until October.
A few weeks ago myself and a couple of other bloggers went along to their press launch to take a look around the shop before it opened. I fell in love with soooo many things - one of the main ones being the range of Gillian Kyle bibs with tunnocks tea cakes, haggis, and Scottish Pride bread on them. I hope someone I know has a baby soon so I have a legitimate excuse for buying them!
I also love all the items that feature sketches of Edinburgh like these prints from A Pair of Blue Eyes, and this mug from Pink Pig (which I actually already own). They both capture the beauty and quirkyness of Edinburgh perfectly.
Another fave were the cards and prints from The Grey Earl featuring the cutey young batman and robin and various Scottish sayings like "taps aff" and "yaldae". Awwww.
If you're shopping in town over the next few weeks I've definitely recommend popping in for a look, especially if you're on the look out for gift ideas as you're bound to find something unique - and it supports local designers which is a feelgood bonus.
The Made From Scotland Pop Up Shop can be found at 115-117 Rose Street, Edinburgh - open 10.30am - 6pm (5pm on Sundays).