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30 Years of Girders.

Well, in a way. The big metal ones have been around a fair bit longer than that. In the 80s an advertising campaign would start that has yet to be rivaled (in our opinion) by a certain ginger drink. Barrs’ ‘Made in Scotland from Girders’ slogan has been running for 30 years and those that are old enough still repeat it today. The premise of the slogan is a pretty simple one, Irn-Bru makes you strong. It doesn’t hurt that there is a supposed secret ingredient for taste and a diluted iron girder would happen to look rather orangey. The...

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We’ve just got back from the Isle of Skye.....

‘We’ve just got back from the Isle of Skye…I’m no very big and I’m ayfie’…..auch you know the rest! So we’ve just come back from a cracking little visit to Skye.  What a place! We had sun, snow, wind and whisky.  Not the first time we’ve been up there but still it feels like we’ve barley scratched the surface. Had the pleasure of visiting a great new gallery we’re selling in Skyworks Gallery where we met Liza and Barrie and Co.  Liza is an textile and jewellery artist by trade and Barrie..well Barrie is a baker who makes some of...

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching again, 21st of June, and everyone loves their daddy….right? We of course think that every dad on the planet should own at least one Urban Pirate t-shirt, such as the new ‘Beard’ design. But there is also a lot of awesome stuff out there from some pretty amazing independent companies. Juniper & Jane (http://www.juniperandjane.co.uk) – Based in Ayrshire. These guys have a great range of products, perfect for any Father, personally, we love the Harris Tweed clocks. Braw Beard Oil (http://brawbeardoils.com)– From parts unknown (Edinburgh) – Does your Dad own a beard? If so, congratulations,...

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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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