Posted by Amanda - July 19, 2016
Well this is exciting news - we've just heard that Outlander has been nominated for two Emmy Awards - one of them for costume design (very exciting as we love all things tartan.....)
Posted by Amanda - July 12, 2016
We were off for a wander round the shops the other day when we happened to pop into Hamper and Home to have a wee look round - you never know what you might find when you're not looking!
We spotted these totally-adorable wire wiggle animals - how cute are they! We can't imagine anyone not wanting one of these cute rustic wiggly metal lambs or chickens or goats. These wonderfully wiggly collection of handmade metal animal sculptures make lovely decorations perfect as a housewarming gift!
Posted by Amanda - July 06, 2016
Nothing beats a good rummage through a car boot sale! Walking around a car boot sale ranks as a firm favourite Sunday pasttime for many folks. There's a love of lolloping along to the car boot, meandering by the bits and bobs, often splashing out on something you probably already have six of! It can be often a rather brisk affair, what with the British weather often changing its mind on what it will do every five minutes! But that's what layers are for, right?
So with this in mind, we had a look around us and realised that we're sitting on a car boot sale goldmine! We've got a fantastic space which is JUST PERFECT for hosting a GIANT car boot sale....so we are!
Here's what you need to know:
Posted by SusanA - June 22, 2016
77 years ago Dennis and Eileen Howell 'ran away' to get married here in Gretna Green. Dennis knew that there was a war on the horizon and that he would enlist. Both their parents were aware that they were in love but they did not approve of marriage since they were so young. Back in those days one person needed to stay in Gretna Green for the 21 day residency act and Eileen did this without suspicion from her parents by saying that she was visiting a friend on the coast... She had even left pre-written postcards with Dennis whom then played his part by cycling to the coast to post the postcards for 3 weekends in a row... Dennis then followed his wife-to-be once the 21 days had passed and they were married here on 17th June 1939.
Last week, Dennis and Eileen's grandson Simon and his fiancée Beccy did the same on the exact same date, along with their children (although they didn't have to stay for 21 days!).
They even recreated the iconic photo from all those years ago!
Posted by Amanda - May 30, 2016
Who doesn't love weddings....especially weddings held in romantic Gretna Green? Here's your chance to sneak a peek into the world of Wedding Town Gretna Green!
Think back to last summer when we had a film crew here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop collecting footage following different weddings, blessings and vow renewals taking place across Gretna Green including the special ambience and tales from our very own Famous Blacksmiths Shop.
We can now reveal that after many weeks of waiting and wondering, the big reveal is just around the corner coming to a television near you June 2016!
Posted by Amanda - May 26, 2016
If you looking the perfect function space for that party you've got coming up, we've just heard some news we think you'll want to know all about....
It's party time with our Blacksmiths Functions - we're offering FREE Room Hire with any 2016 events*!
Posted by Amanda - April 29, 2016
It was nice day for a wedding!
Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop we have welcome a wedding extravaganza! Couples are saying 'I Do' all over the world in the "Good Morning America" "Wide World of Weddings" epic 24-hour, live-stream event, tying the knot in romantic ceremonies across the globe.
Posted by Amanda - April 28, 2016
Think of the word 'elope' and Gretna Green often springs to mind. For one, it's what made this wee place just over the Scottish border famous as young couples in love made the journey here determined to wed.
Although times have changed (and now a little more time and notice is required to complete the legal aspects), many couples still choose to 'elope' to Gretna Green. Modern elopements can vary from just the couple to a select, intimate group of friends and family.
If a traditional wedding just not your thing, you may be looking for some tips or elopement ideas? We've gone to our team of expert wedding planners to share some of their favourite advice on 'eloping' to Gretna Green - 2016 style!
Posted by Amanda - April 06, 2016
Tartan. Lots comes to mind when one thinks of tartan including the hit series Outlander.
Today, 6th April, is Tartan Day so what better excuse to celebrate the trendy tartan in your wardrobe!? For those of you keeping a countdown until the return of the historical drama, there's even more exciting news - Outlander season two is due to start airing this weekend - time to make sure your tartan is ready to wear!
Posted by Amanda - March 16, 2016
A favourite wedding package for many couples planning their big day at Gretna Green, our Stay, Marry and Memory Package combines the romantic legacy of our Famous Blacksmiths Shop with our 4 star luxury hotel venue, Smiths at Gretna Green...