Posted by Ami Brough - March 15, 2019
Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green offers a welcoming pit-stop to the Doddie 500 cycle team
In the early hours of this morning, Friday 15th March 2019, we were proud to host Rob Wainwright and Mark Beaumont (and their team), along with our Chairman Alasdair Houston, as Rob and Mark continued their charity bike ride – Doddie 500 - from Murrayfield to Twickenham; at our 4-star Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green.
Rob, the former Scotland Rugby cap and his record-breaking long-distance cyclist team mate Mark, are cycling with the Calcutta Cup Rugby match ball from Murrayfield to Twickenham on the 14th, 15th and 16th of March; in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – a charitable foundation which is working to support research for the cure for Motor Neurone Disease.
Posted by Ami Brough - November 28, 2018
'Gretna Green indeed, is as superior in reality as it is in name. It looks as if it were the capital of the God of Love'. -Robert Smith Surtees
Posted by Ami Brough - September 05, 2018
A baby'smile is LOVE winking at everyone. We celebrate the first of our NEW Anvil Baby Blessing in The Famous Blacksmiths Shop
On the 1st of September 2018, we were honoured to host the first of our NEW Anvil Baby Blessing & Naming ceremony which took place in the original marriage room at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop.
Posted by Emily Potter - July 06, 2018
As the home of romance, there's plenty to love about Gretna Green.
Here are 10 reasons why we think you'll fall head over heels in love with our magical part of Scotland.
Posted by Emily Potter - June 11, 2018
Find the perfect gift from Gretna Green for the father in your life
Father’s Day is just around the corner and is the perfect way to celebrate the Fathers, Dads, Daddies, Grandads and all the other significant men in our lives! Although we think ‘Dads’ should be praised all year round, here’s some Gretna Green gift inspiration.
Posted by Emily Potter - May 25, 2018
Sparklers Nursery visit the Famous Blacksmiths Shop to learn more about the history of Anvil weddings
Posted by Emily Potter - May 10, 2018
Fraser goes back to his roots
As part of National Gardening Week (30 April - 6 May 2018) we caught up with Fraser Marshall, Head Gardener at Gretna Green Ltd to find out more about his love of gardening!
Posted by Emily Potter - April 16, 2018
Add an English twist to your big day
Planning on marrying in Scotland but want to add an English twist to your big day? The team here at Gretna Green have come up with a few ideas to help you plan a St George’s themed wedding.
Posted by Emily Potter - March 20, 2018
A NICE DAY FOR A WHITE WEDDING FAYRE
On a snowy Sunday morning in March, the team at Gretna Green were busy preparing for the much anticipated Wedding Fayre Extravaganza.
Posted by Emily Potter - March 16, 2018
GO GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY
We’d would like to join our friends from across the Irish Sea and celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Saturday 17th March. Here are our top 5 ways to commemorate St Paddy’s Day with food, drink and gifts from Gretna Green:
Posted by Emily Potter - March 07, 2018
Treat your Mum this Mother's Day at Gretna Green
With Mother’s Day just around the corner we thought we would give you a helping hand in planning a day to spoil your Mum. Here are some ideas that promise to impress on Mother’s Day.
Posted by Ami Brough - January 11, 2018
Treat the one you love to a romantic lunch this February 14th at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Where better to take your loved one on Valentine's day than the home of runaway love since 1754!
Posted by Ami Brough - August 23, 2017
Posted by Ami Brough - June 15, 2017
Here at Gretna Green, we've seen our fair share of couples arrive to marry over the Famous Anvil ... but we've never had a Pearly King or Queen choose to marry ... until today!
Posted by Ami Brough - May 18, 2017
Posted by Ami Brough - May 05, 2017
Have you heard friends or colleagues speaking about something called a Quaich recently? Never heard of it or perhaps you're not quite following what they're talking about?
Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, we hope to be able to share a little light on the subject ... all in the name of friendship and our favourite Scottish drinking cup of course!
Posted by Ami Brough - April 07, 2017
The busiest day in Gretna Green’s wedding calendar was on Sunday 19th March when over 160 brides flocked to find out how a wedding in Gretna Green could make all their dreams come true....
Posted by Ami Brough - April 04, 2017
Posted by Ami Brough - April 03, 2017
Ever thought of hiking to Scotland? Most of us might just laugh at this suggestion but not John and Marie Haddow!
This brave duo is making the trek over 188 miles from South Derbyshire to Gretna Green covering 188 miles in only 9 days.....yikes! Hats off to them!
We’ll let Marie tell their story …
Posted by Ami Brough - March 10, 2017
Change is in the air here at Gretna Green! We're simply bursting with excitement....we can't wait any longer to share the good news: Gretna Green and Joules (one of Britain's best loved family brands) have come together!