Posted by Ami Brough - September 14, 2018
Handfasting at Gretna Green
Our clients always tell us: “the Famous Black Smiths shop is a magical place”, it brings people together and celebrates love in all its forms. At Gretna Green, we believe that experiences are worth more than gold. And we aim to offer the best (and unique!) handfasting ceremony, tailored to you.
Posted by Ami Brough - September 10, 2018
Cashmere: we all love it.
It’s soft, comfortable and effortlessly chic. It doesn’t just perfectly protect you against the chill, ideal for the Scottish winter, but if cared for well, will last you for years.
Here at Gretna Green, we have an extensive array of cashmere pieces to suit your fancy- including our own exclusive Gretna Green branded range!
The exclusive Gretna Green collection of 100% cashmere garments and accessories offers a little piece of luxury, directly from Scotland’s original home of romance. It is available to see here. Cashmere is versatile in both function and style and with the variety of designs offered at Gretna Green, these pieces can be both formal and casual, a great addition to any wardrobe.
Posted by Henry Davenport - January 29, 2018
Posted by Henry Davenport - January 08, 2018
The 25th of January (Robert Burns’ Birthday) is a much-anticipated part of the Scottish calendar, and a day we all look forward to here at Gretna Green.
In anticipation of the big day - we offer a few hints and tips, to help you make the most of the evening.
Posted by Henry Davenport - December 13, 2017
Christmas is a time for family and friends... and, for the adults, a great excuse for a nice drink!
To make your Christmas cheers go even more smoothly this festive period we've put together a range of recipes and ideas for drinks of all kinds.
Posted by Henry Davenport - December 11, 2017
Christmas is a time for feasting and enjoying fantastic food and drink with family and friends.
In the first of our two-part feasting series of blogs, we're offering you a range of recipes, table dressing ideas and food-based fun in time for Christmas.
Fancy adding some Scottish flavour to your Christmas dinner?
Gretna Green is here to help!
Posted by Henry Davenport - December 08, 2017
Whether it’s a colleague or a friend, we all know that finding that funny or thoughtful present on a budget can be a nightmare!
Here at Gretna Green, we’ve put together a collection of our very best Secret Santa presents to get you out of a bind this Christmas.
For gifts that say thanks, spoil and pamper – on a budget of $25.60 or less – explore our Secret Santa gift guide 2017:
Posted by Henry Davenport - December 06, 2017
Christmas is the perfect excuse for sparkle & shine.
Here’s everything you need to surround yourself with glitter this Christmas time:
Posted by Henry Davenport - December 04, 2017
Whether your little one has been naughty or nice in 2017 – they’ve no doubt made the gift list one way or another and will need something fantastic this Christmas!
Here at Gretna Green we have everything a boy or girl could possibly want this Christmas.
“What Are Little Boys Made Of?" is a popular nursery rhyme from the early 19th century:
Slugs and snails, And puppy-dogs' tails, That's what little boys are made of,
Sugar and spice, And all things nice, That's what little girls are made of.
Although it’s not the most scientifically accurate of poems – it’s a good way of thinking about what your little one might love this Christmas!
Posted by Henry Davenport - December 01, 2017
Christmas is a time for family and friends, for feasting, drinking, laughing and creating wonderful memories together.
With people celebrating and coming and going you want your home to look its very best at this time of year.
With a wide range of festive decorations & homewares available at Gretna Green and online at GretnaGreen.com/shopping, we have everything you need to make your home look fabulous this Christmas.
Posted by Henry Davenport - November 27, 2017
Christmas can be a tricky time of year to find the perfect outfit. You want to be comfortable enough for your waistband not to feel too tight when you veg out on the sofa - yet there’s always an intense pressure to dress up and look glam.
Here at Gretna Green we’ve put together a list of fab Christmas clothing to help you look your best through the festive period:
Posted by Henry Davenport - November 08, 2017
Our guide to getting the most out of your Saint Andrew's Day
Saint Andrew’s Day is quickly approaching, so here at Gretna Green, we’ve put together a quick guide to making the most of the Scottish National Holiday.
The 30th of November is the feast day of Saint Andrew; patron saint of Scotland and countries around the world including Russia, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Colombia, Barbados and Tenerife to name but a few.
Celebrated around the globe, Saint Andrew's Day is an important holiday for millions of people of different nationalities, faiths and heritages.
Here at Gretna Green, we’re incredibly proud to be Scottish and look forward to Saint Andrew’s Day as an opportunity to celebrate our rich history and heritage each year.
You’ll find everything you need to make the most of St Andrew's Day on the 30th of November right here at Gretna Green:
Posted by Susan Adams - May 31, 2017
Our love affair with Gin continues here at Gretna Green...
Not only are we stocking more delicious Scottish Gin (Interesting fact? Scottish Gin production now accounts for more 70% of the UK's entire production).
It's a good time to LOVE Scotland and Gin we think! While we are adding more to our unique Scottish Gin library, we understand that the glass you serve your Gin in (tongue-twister) is just as important as the content. To that end we have unique offer (only while stocks last) of the wonderful Dartington Crystal 'Copa' Gin and Tonic glasses.
Based on the gin glass preference of Spanish gin bars the Copa glass is fast becoming the favourite gin glass for this classic combination. Big enough for plenty of ice and garnish this pair of Gin and Tonic glasses makes a great gift.
Buy now for only $10.20 plus postage - only while stocks last! Prices correct as of 31.05.17.
Posted by Susan Adams - April 14, 2017
Posted by Susan Adams - July 22, 2015
Tartan (or Plaid as our friends from over the pond like to call it) is truly back in fashion - some may even say it never went out of fashion... We'd like to agree with that - especially since we sell over 150 different kinds of tartans here in Gretna Green, Scotland...
Posted by Ami Brough - May 16, 2014
Summer, or at least we hope, is just around the corner which also means that wedding season is here too! Are you headed to a Scottish wedding or one with a nod to your Scottish heritage? Is the thought of wearing the full Highland Dress, or even a kilt, too much but still want to have a nod to your heritage? The answer is simple: tartan ties!
Posted by Ami Brough - March 26, 2014
Who knew there was so much involved in collecting salt and pepper sets! We recently got quite a few pairs into stock here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop ...which got us thinking about these unique items and those who collect them!
Posted by Ami Brough - October 03, 2013
Believe or not, it's that time of year.......again! Autumn is here and so are those all-too-familiar requests for Christmas wish lists.
We can hear you now - it's only October! But....as we all know...with our busy schedules, Christmas can creep up on us! It's never too early to start thinking about what to get for loved ones.......or perhaps a wee cheeky list of suggestions for yourself?
So what better way to shake off those blues from nights drawing in and cooling temperatures than curling up on the couch with a cosy blanket and look into the delicious hampers offered by Gretna Green?
Posted by Ami Brough - September 23, 2013
It's beginning to feel a lot......
More nippy? The arrival of the cooler temperatures and the turning of the trees has sent many of us scurrying for those warm, cosy jumpers!
Fear not - the arrival of two new styles of ladies cashmere cardigans at Gretna Green has the solution! Creating a perfect balance between style and comfort, and complementing the cooler weather perfectly, the new Berrydale Cashmere Jacket-style and Berrydale Cashmere Waterfall Drape cardigans offer the perfect incentive to change up your autumnal wardrobe!