In March this year, we were honoured to host Nicola Sturgeon on a very special visit to the Grassmarket Community Project. It’s not every day you get to hang out with the First Minister! She came and spent time in each area of our project, and was – of course- introduced to members of our Tartan Team. How excited do you think we were, when we received an order for one hundred dogs from her? That’s right! One hundred! Our members got straight to work, and worked incredibly hard to fulfil the order.
Of course this was not their first experience with working for the Scottish Parliament: In 2014 they were equally delighted to be making products from the Parliament’s own tartan. They did great then, and they have done great now, as Nicola’s office gave the following feedback:
“Nicola is delighted with these products. Thank you.”
A job well done by our members!
Next week our team are working on making products from a selection of tartans. What’s new about that? These products have a far away destination. They are going to Korea!
We are joining the British Council campaign: “Social Investment is Great” in Seoul, Korea. Seoul is recognised as one of the 8 best shopping cities in the world. We are excited about having the opportunity to tell our story there, and also about all the cultural and commercial partnerships this may bring!
Watch this space for more news about the campaign!