Blog : General

It’s a Team Effort

Mark Cavendish’s win at the UCI Road World Cycling Championships on Sunday was a great moment for British sport, and a very interesting insight into how teams can work.

I’m not sure how much you know about road cycling (I certainly didn’t know that much until this morning), but Mark was backed up by a team of another 7 British riders. He was able to win the race because his team supported him throughout the 266km and then made space for him to go on and sprint to the finish line.

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A Special Thanks

As part of my job at Macdonald Sporrans I try and give the best service possible to all of our customers. It’s very rewarding for me to know that the products we’re sending out and the service people receive from us are making you happy. It’s also very nice when people take the time out to say thank you to us. Whether this is at the end of an email or phone call or especially when a review is left on our site.

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Happy Birthday Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Considered to be one of the greatest Scots of all time, today (June 7th), marks the day Mackintosh was born in 1868. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in the Townhead area of Glasgow. The iconic designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh played an important part in the art nouveau movement of the late 19th Century.

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Show Dad how much you care

Sunday 19th June is your chance to spoil Dad. After all, he’s been there for us over the years, so he deserves a treat.  It’s hard to find a present which is personable yet masculine, and our range of hip flasks and tankards certainly make for the ideal present.

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Graduate in style

Exams are over (or will be soon) and many will be looking forward to attending their graduation ceremony in recognition of all the hard work put in over the course.  Many people are unsure as to the etiquette of wearing highland dress to their graduation ceremony. As the kilt is a recognised national dress many universities do allow this.

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Royal Wedding Photos

Royal Wedding Photos

I was lucky to be in London on Friday 29th April 2011, and was on the streets during the Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.

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Top Ten Scottish follows on Twitter

It’s been a number of months since @macsporrans was launched on twitter. Over that time there has been a lot of great content along our time line. Items that are of particular interest, or that we feel you may like, have been re-tweeted. There are a number of people who for various reasons we recommend following, so this list highlights our top ten.

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Spring Is In The Air

Spring may or may not be officially upon us, but there’s definitely something in the air at the moment.

The last 10 days have given us sunshine and clear blue skies…the likes of which we haven’t seen for a few months!

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