Scotland Shop, the Duns-based retailer founded in 2002 by Anna Whyte, has made Clan Hay their 'Clan of the Month' for September 2020.
The business is based at Duns in Berwickshire, in the heart of Clan Hay territory and near Duns Castle, historic seat of the Hays of Duns and Drumelzier. Initially supplying Scottish crafts, gifts and food as well as textiles, the company abandoned food and crafts in 2003 (partly because American customs regulations did not permit them to export their haggis!) and has since focused on tartan.
By 2009, illustrating that continental Europe is as important to Scotland Shop as it is to Clan Hay, their sales to Europe had outstripped those to the USA. In 2017, the flagship store in Edinburgh's Queensferry Street was opened; pay them a visit to see the Clan Hay exhibition staged their for the month of September. Last year, they attended New York Tartan Week for the first time, with a pop-up store and taking part in the iconic Tartan Day Parade down Sixth Avenue.
Visit them online at www.scotlandshop.com. Even better, try your hand at Scotland Shop's Clan Hay Quiz here.