About Us

The Scottish Textiles Showcase was founded in April 2019 when its first curated shop of Scottish textiles opened inside the historic Tron Kirk on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. In April 2021 the shop moved to new premises on St Mary's Street, just off the Royal Mile, and is now nestled among neighbouring Scottish artisan businesses. It has a reputation as a treasure trove for discerning shoppers looking to buy authentic Scottish gifts and homeware.

Founder Director Kitty Bruce-Gardyne has been a long term champion of Scotland's rich textiles heritage and is keen to share her passion for a story which remains physically off the beaten track. From the Scottish Borders in the south to the far flung islands of the Outer Hebrides in the west and Shetland in the north the Scottish textiles story is rich and varied. Tartan, tweed, cashmere, linen and lace, Scotland's textiles are in a class of their own and have gained a world wide reputation for excellence.

Our mission is to celebrate the Made in Scotland story and the talented makers themselves. There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our makers' stories with our customers and talking about the Scottish provenance of the products on our shelves. We want to pass this information on to our customers so they too can appreciate the craftsmanship skills required to make the beautiful products on our shelves.

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