Anniversary Gift Ideas from Gretna Green

Flowers, wedding cars, carriages, piepers........we're well-and-truly into wedding season here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and with that comes.....Anniversary Season!

Whether you're celebrating your first anniversary (the traditional gift for which is paper....or a pansy if you prefer flowers) or your twentieth (china....or day lilies), finding that perfect, unique anniversary gift with meaning can be, well, challenging!


Rise of the Quaich at the Commonwealth Games

Watched any of the Commonwealth Games? Noticed the gift given alongside the medals ....wondered what it was? It's a QUAICH!

Instead of flowers at Glasgow2014, Quaichs have been presented to the medallists as a nod to both Scottish and Games tradition!

Gay marriage at Gretna Green Opens Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games were opened with a surprise 'visit' by John Barrowman.....and a certain much-talked-about gay marriage kiss!

Striking love at Gretna Green

All you need is Love.......we've got a wee project that we are very excited about and thrilled to announce!

We're creating a love anvil here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and we NEED YOUR HELP!

National Spotlight on Gretna Green Tradition

Quick - where were you when you heard about Cheryl Cole's secret wedding earlier this week? Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop it was when the phones were beginning to ring off the hook Monday morning!

Rebecca: Queen of the Teas

Have you been to Smiths hotel to try Afternoon Tea? This scrumptious offering of tea, coffee, finger sandwiches, macaroons, banana bread, chocolate and more has been flying out the doors since it was added to the Smiths menu earlier this year...

This exciting venture has grown and we're thrilled to be able to share the latest development in this culinary tale...


Gretna Green's Anvil Shows Gay Pride

Have you heard....our famous Anvil will be receiving a very special makeover to celebrate soon-to-be- same sex marriage in Scotland!

You may have glimpsed the article which we shared on the #FamousAnvil here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop but here's some more about this exciting project...

Festival Essentials - Now Available from Gretna Green!

Festival Fever - It's the season for festival, fun and...........camping?!

Yep - it's that time of year again. Time to dust off the tents and start packing the rucksacks.....whether it's music, arts, food...... its FESTIVAL SEASON!

Celebrating a win! A wee chat with one of Smiths' competition winners

Here are Gemma and Andrew, the lucky winners of the May facebook competition! We met with Gemma and Andrew this past Friday when they arrived at Smiths hotel to enjoy a complimentary night in Cottage 6 of our Bensmoor Suites along with a scrumptious self-catering hamper!

A Gretna Green Wedding....75 Years On

Today marks a very special occasion...Dennis and Eileen Howell eloped to Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop 75 years ago today!

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