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Back in the day when pancake ingredients such as milk, eggs and butter were forbidden during lent there was a dedicated day to use these up so they didn't go to waste. This day is now commonly known as Pancake Day! In Scotland there are various traditional treats to be made on this day.
Haggis is well known for being Scotland's national dish. It is most commonly eaten on Burns Night which is celebrated on the 25th of January to remember the Scottish writer - Robert Burns. However, over the years in Scotland, haggis has been incorporated into other iconic dishes and cuisines and you know what? It works!
Today, millions of people around the world will gather to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns.
We all know the famous poems - Auld Lang Syne, A Red, Red Rose, A Man's A Man for A' That. But how much do you know about the man who penned them?
Cashmere is one of the world's most cherished natural fibres, prized for its warmth and sublime softness. This is the story of how a tiny country far from where it is grown came to dominate this market, to become universally recognised as home to the world's most exclusive luxury fabrics.
We'll start with a short history of cashmere's development and manufacture. Then we'll explain why Scotland in particular became known for producing the very finest cashmere in the world. And finally we'll let you in on the secret of how to distinguish the very finest Scottish cashmere from the ordinary stuff, while paying a fraction of the price your neighbours might. That's got to be worth a few minutes? If you think so, read on!
Here's an inspirational story if you're wondering about trying your own hand at tartan creation... A few years ago Dr Carol Martin, a Canadian dentist, chanced upon the online Tartan Designer facility on our old web site. She thought she'd give it a go. And Carol quickly got hooked, soon becoming known as a superb designer.
We felt it would be fun to hear about the thought processes that went into a spectacular new tartan's creation, , called "Volcano" tartan. So with no more ado, we're delighted to bring you some insights into this tartan design in Carol's own words: