In the Shop Window Interviews

In the Shop Window. An interview with Marion of Embroidered Originals, Leven

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

I’m so pleased to kick off our ‘In the Shop Window’ interviews for the year with a chat with Marion Mitchell of Embroidered Originals, Leven. Huge thanks to Marion for taking the time to do this and especially at such a busy time of year. Read on to discover how Marion and her team have created a true family business, successfully running for almost 30 years and still leaping from strength to […]

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In the Shop Window with Ailsa Black, Dumfries

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Our most recent ‘In the Shop Window’ is with Galashiels artist Ailsa Black. Read a little glimpse behind the scenes of Ailsa’s successful business. Her back story, inspiration, previous jobs and Ailsa’s fantastic achievements. Ailsa Black, Dumfries My Business: I paint and from the paintings make prints, cards, calendars and a growing range of lovely goods. I sell these through my website and to trade. I work with galleries to sell my […]

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In the Shop Window with The Urban Pirate, Glasgow

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Our ‘In the Shop Window’ interviews are a little glimpse behind the scenes of some of our brilliant members. Read the back story, inspiration, and a little bit of critical hindsight advice from David of The Urban Pirate, Glasgow. Urban Pirate, Glasgow   My Business: We make printed textiles and clothing that are inspired by Scotland and Scottish culture. Our main focus until now has been menswear but we continue to […]

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In the Shop Window. An interview with Sweet Rosie, Glasgow.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Our ‘In the Shop Window’ interviews are light hearted get to know you pieces focusing on various businesses and talented artists who are a part of Shop Scotland. Find out how and why businesses began, hear their back stories and discover what people did prior to biting the bullet and becoming self employed. What drives them? What generates inspiration? A ‘typical day’ in business right down to where they eat […]

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In the Shop Window. An interview with Adrian McMurchie, Glasgow

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Our ‘In the Shop Window’ interviews are light hearted get to know you pieces focussing on various businesses and talented artists who are a part of Shop Scotland. Find out how and why businesses began, hear their back stories and discover what people did prior to biting the bullet and becoming self employed. What drives them? What generates inspiration? A ‘typical day’ in business right down to where they eat […]

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In the Shop Window. An interview with Lesley Williamson, Glasgow

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Our ‘In the Shop Window’ interviews are light hearted get to know you pieces focussing on various talented individuals from within Shop Scotland. Find out how and why people began their businesses, their back stories and what people did prior to biting the bullet and becoming self employed. What drives them? What generates inspiration? A ‘typical day’ in business right down to where they eat out and what business advice […]

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In the Shop Window. Allistair Burt, Hole in My Pocket, Glasgow

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Our ‘In the Shop Window’ interviews are light hearted get to know you pieces focussing on various talented individuals from within Shop Scotland. Find out how and why people began their businesses, their back stories and what people did prior to biting the bullet and becoming self employed. What drives them? What generates inspiration? A ‘typical day’ in business right down to where they eat out and what business advice […]

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