We’re going to, over the course of a few blogs, take a look at some of the Scottish locations that our bags are named after. First up, lets head to the far north of Scotland where we find Orkney, the name of our ladies tartan or Harris Tweed satchel.
Orkney refers to an archipelago of over 50 islands, 20 of which are permanently inhabited. Orkney is famous for its prehistoric sites including Maes Howe, the Ness of Brodgar and Skara Brae. Orkney is home to just over 20,000 Orcadians and the flight between the two outer islands of Westray and Papa Westray (also referred to as Papay) is acknowledge by the Guinness Book of Records to be the shortest scheduled flight in the world. Its main town is Kirkwall, which is home to the beautiful St Magnus Cathedral.
The Orkney ladies satchel is available as a Harris Tweed satchel or a Tartan satchel. The adjustable leather strap lets it be worn either across the body or over one shoulder. It has an Orkney connection as one of the tartan satchels is made using Ancient Balfour tartan and Balfour Castle is located on the Orcadian island of Shapinsay, just across the bay from the capital Kirkwall.
Click here to see the current range of Orkney satchels.
Keep an eye out for the next blog on Dunmore Scotland’s Scotland.