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 - October 29, 2018
Tartan: We all know it, and love it or hate it, this definitive Scottish textile, has conquered the fashion world again this autumn.
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 Ami Brough - August 24, 2018
Let us #Ginspire you this Autumn with our new gin range now at the Gretna Green Since 1754 Foodhall
Credit: Monkey 47 Gin Cocktails by Arijit Bose, Flickr - Intercontinental Hotel, Hong Kong
A 'Gintle' Introduction
Gin has fast become a global trend and was recently voted as the UK’s favourite tipple of choice. With all the wonderful gin flavours and tonic mixer combinations available, it’s no surprise that the world has fallen head over heels in love with gin!
Find out why we're in love with Gin too!
Posted by Ami Brough - August 09, 2018
The Gretna Green Brides and Grooms guide to perfect wedding photography
Credit: Colin Carpenter Photography
We’re lucky enough to live in one of Scotland’s hidden treasures; Dumfries and Galloway. Often forgotten, behind more familiar tourist destinations, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Loch Ness, this does give Southwest Scotland the added advantage of being largely ‘untouched’ in terms of its landscapes, castles and historical landmarks.
Here at the home of love… the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, stands proudly against the green landscapes of the hills and nearby Gretna offers an opposite vista; overlooking the Solway Firth and the fells of Cumbria beyond.
So what does this mean for wedding photography? In essence, you are spoiled for choice! But… wedding days can be busy enough, without worrying about where to get your perfect snaps, so let us give you our top 15 places to have your wedding photographs taken in Gretna Green and Gretna!
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 15, 2018
The Path to True Love – The Gretna Green Story
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 26, 2018
JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FAMILY FUN
Easter is one of our favourite times of the year where we spend some quality time with our families, enjoy the first signs of spring and of course overindulge in chocolate, guilt-free! Here at Gretna Green we have a range of fun activities planned to keep the whole family entertained.
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 15, 2018
Fizz or no fizz... that is the very important question?
Introducing our new Traditional Afternoon Tea or Prosecco Afternoon Tea at the Blacksmiths Restaurant, here at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green.
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 - January 04, 2018
Join us for our annual Burns' Night Supper at the Old Toll Bar, Gretna
Back by popular demand!
Friday 26th January - 6pm for a 6.15pm Start
Posted by Ami Brough - December 07, 2017
The Story of 'Old Saint Nick' - The origin of Santa Claus and Father Christmas
Posted by Ami Brough - August 23, 2017