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Good News September

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

The talented team of Shop Scotland designers and makers are busy as ever creating, selling and exhibiting. These little empires of Scottish success never stop and we’re thrilled so many of them are celebrating amazing news this month. SO many small biz business success stories recently. Here are a few of the reasons we’re raising a glass to our amazing Shop Scotland members this month. Congratulations!   Penguin Parade (Edinburgh) and Adrian McMurchie (Glasgow) – were both […]

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Good News June 2019

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Our talented team of Shop Scotland makers, designers and do’ers have been busy as always creating, selling and exhibiting. Quite a few of them, however, have been celebrating their own small business success stories recently. Here are a few of the reasons we’re raising a glass to our amazing Shop Scotland members tonight. Congratulations!   Sheila Kerr Jewellery (Irvine) –  was nominated for and won the ‘Independent Jewellery Store of the Year’ in […]

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Donation to Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Our nominated charity of the year, Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland do an amazing job bringing joy and much-needed light relief into the lives of thousands of people in care settings around the country. They organise uplifting live music performances with professional musicians, to people of all ages in hospitals, hospices, day centres, care homes and special schools around Scotland.  MiHC have been providing this incredible and life-enriching service for decades, in fact, […]

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Shop Scotland in New York

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Shop Scotland Smiles in NYC! Woohooo!! Absolutely thrilled to have been sent this brilliant pic from across the pond. Our amazing (and HUGE) Shop Scotland billboard, featuring dozens of our fantastic members and brilliant creatives can now be seen just west of Madison Square Garden, NEW YORK!!! So happy with how it looks. The Smile page is always a favourite so what better images then the faces behind the creativity […]

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Scotland’s Trade Fair and Speciality Food Show

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Scotland’s Trade Fair and Scotland’s Speciality Food Show, Glasgow SEC, 21st-23rd January 2018     3 days 500+ creative small businesses 5000+ trade buyers It’s nearly time once again for a couple of the busiest and best Trade Fairs of the year. Scotland’s Trade Fair and Scotland’s Speciality Food Show are running alongside one another at the Glasgow SEC from Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd January. As ever both fairs […]

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Scotland's Trade Fair

Shop Scotland Scoop, July 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The Shop Scotland Scoop is a chance for our talented members to shout about their good news stories. Whether that be new stockists, major orders, a critical business choice, nominations and awards, a monumental sale or something else …. It’s been a while so about time we update you on just some of the glorious and good going’s on around our superb Scottish businesses.   The brilliant Perdie & Boo […]

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Theo Paphitis SBS Event, Birmingham

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

SBS Event with Theo Paphitis, Birmingham A couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to pack my bags and head to Birmingham for a few nights. Way back in December 2013 the one and only Theo Paphitis had chosen Shop Scotland as a winner of SBS. SBS (Small Business Sunday) is a weekly Twitter competition run by MrP. Each week he chooses and retweets 6 small businesses who have caught his eye and […]

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Scotland’s Trade Fair. Shop Scotland Exhibitors

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Scotland’s Trade Fair, Glasgow SECC, 22nd-24th January 3 very busy days 500+ creative small businesses 5000+ trade buyers from around the world! Scotland’s busiest, biggest and best trade event of the year is back. Once again this year there are a number of very impressive Shop Scotland businesses taking part. Here’s who we recommend you check out, and where you can find them. Business Stand Amy Britton A22 Aurora Jewellery D97 Blairies of […]

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Competition. £60 Worth of Shop Scotland Gift Vouchers to be Won.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Competition – £60 Worth of Shop Scotland Goodies up for Grabs! To celebrate our most viewed profile pages of 2016, Shop Scotland is giving away a huge £60 worth of gift vouchers to be spent with your choice of our top members. Three very lucky winners will get the chance to choose between an impressive 18 fantastic small businesses all offering high quality products and the best in Scottish creativity and […]

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88 New Year’s Resolutions from Small Business Owners

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Are you a resolutions kind of person? According to StatisticBrain the most made resolution for 2017 is to lose weight and eat healthier. I have to admit to being one of the statistics that makes that one annually. Work wise, I’m forever working on numerous projects at a time. Interspersed with replying to social media and emails as they come in, this has often resulted in getting nowhere fast and wondering where my day went. […]

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Shop Scotland Donation to Music in Hospitals Scotland

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

£500 Donation to Music in Hospitals   Music in Hospitals Scotland is an amazing charity enhancing the lives of thousands of people in hospitals, hospices, care homes, day centres and special schools around the country, through the provision of live music performances. Using a huge variety of professional musicians, last year MiH Scotland organised and provided over 1700 uplifting concerts around Scotland. Creating a wonderful atmosphere and some much needed light […]

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New Look for Shop Scotland

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Shop Scotland’s New Look! Hurray we’re up and running.   Of course we kept Wee Dug, but here’s a wee guide to some of the other fabulous new and improved features around Shop Scotland. Profile Pages Every member has a new profile page. The general look of profiles is now a lot sleeker. Each business can have links to numerous social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well […]

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Harper Macleod free legal advice for Shop Scotland businesses

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Free Legal Advice Service for Shop Scotland Businesses   Shop Scotland and Harper Macleod, one of Scotland’s leading commercial law firms and Law Firm of the Year 2016, teamed up a while back to offer our members a dedicated free legal enquiry line. This has proved hugely popular to our current members with a number of businesses regularly utilising this service. Harper Macleod is a young and dynamic law firm which works […]

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