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Ten Years Strong

Ten Years Strong

Where oh where has the time gone! Urban Pirate has reached a decade!  We can’t believe it. Ten years down the line and our mission has never changed, offering an alternative to the Scottish gift market. Bored of the tartan tatt, rip-offs, crude humour of existing Scottish clothing we wanted to offer something different, something creative, in other words, something we would be willing to wear ourselves. ] We wanted to create designs with a story.  Something that said Scotland but without saying ‘Scotland. We create everything from scratch, drawing inspiration from far and wide, but in most cases they...

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Fives years on..

This month Urban Pirate turns five. It's a little surreal as it feels like only yesterday that we were preparing our very first Highland Games. We were wet behind the ears, often literally due to biblical rain. Trying to sell t-shirts in minus 5 in minor hurricane conditions is hard, but we gave it our best shot. Some days we were the pigeon and some the statue. Regardless, we had no idea of how much work this was going to entail, talk about naïve. Don't get us wrong, we've achieved a great deal up until this point. A few awards,...

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