Scott's View & Dryburgh Abbey

Lifestyle | August 11, 2017

A MAGNIFICENT VIEWPOINT IN THE SCOTTISH BORDERS & GREAT TWEED FROM HAWICK

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Before we left for Scotland, I was looking for some pieces online that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for quite some time: A classic velvet waistcoat and shooting stockings that I could wear with chunky boots and Hunters. You usually wear them with breeks which I’m lucky to have in my wardrobe already and that I’ve worn on the blog for the first time here. I think it’s great that I found waistcoat and stockings in the same colour. viewpoint in the scottish borders

 
 

We decided to make a quick stop in Hawick before driving on to Scott’s View. This is where the product tweed has its origins and where you can find some outlet shops and museums. Do you know that the term ‘Tweed’ was coined accidentally? It happened in 1826 when a London merchant misread the label from Scotland that actually said ‘Tweel’. Tweel is the Scottish dialect for woven wool. It seems that the label had not been written clearly enough so the merchant read ‘Tweed’ which seemed to make sense since the river Tweed is just around the corner. viewpoint in the scottish borders

 
 

In Hawick we went on a little shopping spree at the Pringle of Scotland outlet and then I discovered Lovat Mill. A little inconspicuous from the outside but the window display caught my attention and it’s absolutely amazing inside the shop. I didn’t want to leave! Sadly taking photos inside isn’t allowed but when I tell you its clientele it totally makes sense. The owner was so nice and we had a lovely chat. I finally came across this pretty tweed bag which would have cost twice or three times the price in London or Edinburgh compared to what I paid in Hawick. In fact you mainly find tweed fabrics in the shop but amazing ones I can tell you. Lovat Mill has the most exclusive clients: Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana to only name a few. You can find some unique pieces so I had to have this tweed bag and Joerg bought a tweed cap. The tweed fabric from Lovat Mill seems to be a lot lighter and thinner than the one you’re usually familiar with. We were so impressed. viewpoint in the scottish borders

 
 

If you plan on buying tweed fabric or clothes made from tweed, bags or any tweed accessories, don’t do it in London or Edinburgh! Go to Hawick where the tweed has its origins and where you can find outlet shops or Lovat Mill. This shop is a dream!

 
 

With my latest treasure (You guys, I only paid 40 quid and the quality is fantastic!) we drove on to Dryburgh Abbey, a ruin where Sir Walter Scott is buried. A real tip if you ask me because it’s a very quiet and peaceful place where you can find some relaxation. Scott’s View is only a few minutes away and it was once of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite spots to visit and I can very much relate. You have magnificent views towards the Eildon Hills and the river Tweed.
 

My outfit:

Cordings Velvet WaistcoatGibson & Birbeck Scotland Shirt (last worn here), Karen Millen Skirt (similar style here or here), Hunter BootsShooting Stockings, Tweed Bag from Lovat Mill
 
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Cordings Velvet WaistcoatGibson & Birbeck Scotland Shirt (last worn here), Karen Millen Skirt (similar style here or here), Hunter BootsShooting Stockings, Tweed Bag from Lovat Mill

Comments

thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Jodie. Oh yay, you bought your first Hunter boots, fantastic. I wish I could knit, I can’t though so I have to buy everything!x

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Ruth Mortimer

You look lovely in this outfit – beautiful waistcoat. Lovely Scottish setting xx

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Nancy

Every winter season I am searching for the perfect tweed skirt! I guess I have to visit Scotland for that, van t find it here! What a fantastic outfit Kirsten! I love every detail of it! You have such a great taste!

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thelifbissue43

That’s so sweet of you Nancy, thanks a million. If you love tweed, you definitely need to go to Scotland to buy it and Hawick is great, you get amazing bargains.xx

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