Corporate Gifts

Little did we think when we went into semi-retirement that we would be asked to fulfill a corporate gifts order – however, we’re definitely up for a challenge, especially when it means that we get to promote Scottish craftsmen and women.  In all, we commissioned work from half a dozen of Scotland’s best silversmiths for an order which had to be delivered in January 2016.  It all went to plan, although we were a little anxious to get the products made and back from the Edinburgh Assay Office in time for delivery.

Celtic silver and leather bracelet
Three Nornes Silver and Leather Bracelet

We would love to talk to you if you are interested in sourcing Scottish gifts or jewellery for your DMC event – we can be contacted on 07955 450739.

In addition, over the years we have built up some great relationships with gift and jewellery companies so we would be happy to search out that perfect gift for your event.  Please challenge us!

Black Friday Deals – Part 2

Ok – here’s the second product which is eligible for a 20% discount for Black Friday.  These beautiful gold Celtic earrings are made in Scotland and hallmarked in Edinburgh.  They are fitted with gold hook earrings and this gives them an extremely elegant look!

Mhorain Celtic Gold Earrings
9ct gold Celtic Earrings with Hook Fittings

Here’s another view of the earrings

BLACK FRIDAY is the code to get your 20% off at the checkout 🙂  https://www.macgillivrays.co.uk/mhorain-gold-earrings.html

#blackfriday #celtic_gold_earrings

Celtic Dance at an Irish Wedding – what a lovely thing to do.

Some of the best weddings we’ve attended have had something special happen – either because there was a live band playing or because someone arranged something unexpected.  We didn’t attend this wedding but the video on youtube has captured the moment when the guests, bride and groom (I believe!) put on a display of traditional Irish dance for the guests.

I just love this!

If you love all things Celtic, we invite you to check out our range of Celtic silver or gold jewellery

Celts – Art and Identity

Opening at the British Museum in London on the 24th September is a major exhibition which will examine the full history of Celtic art and identity.

  • Many objects provide clues to and raise questions about Celtic identity.
  • From the depths of the River Thames come magnificent Iron Age treasures such as the Waterloo helmet and Battersea shield.
  • Roman jewellery, early medieval manuscripts and crosses, a Liberty tea set and even a modern football shirt tell a constantly evolving British and Irish story.
  • Major loans, such as the spectacular Gundestrup cauldron, reveal profound cultural connections across Europe.

24 September 2015 – 31 January 2016

Opening times

Saturday – Thursday 10.00–17.30
Friday 10.00–20.30
Last entry 80 minutes before closing

Tickets for adults cost £16.50 – under 16 and you get in free.

The exhibition moves to Edinburgh in March 2016.

A touch of the Thistle about us!

Silver heavy court wedding ring with thistle motif
Silver heavy court wedding ring with thistle motif

It’s not often we get to spend time helping the wedding party to get ready – but just occasionally we’re allowed a wee peek behind the scenes!  This is a photo of the groom’s ring having had it’s final polish before going to the ceremony tomorrow ….  I’m sure it’s going to make it in time.

This lovely silver thistle ring is available in a full range of sizes – if you would like this for your own wedding, please allow approximately 7-10 working days for manufacture, hallmarking and delivery.

I love competitions

Do you enter competitions?  I don’t do it often enough but nowadays, with the ease of access of the internet, it can be great fun and there’s always a possibility that you will win the prize!

Calmac Competitoin
Win a Trip to Arran and Islay

Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) competition for August is a trip to Arran and Islay for two plus car with a couple of nights accommodation on each island – and I think that’s a great way to get a taster of the Scottish islands.

I really would love to win this myself but, hey, I’d also love to see Scotland buzzing with visitors, especially if they’ve managed to win a prize from Calmac!

Keep an eye on this page – I’ll be adding more Scottish holiday competitions when I find them online!  Good luck 🙂