SCARVES, teddies, bags and wallets make up a new 11-piece range as Historic Environment Scotland launches its Edinburgh Castle Tweed collection. The organisation aims to boost its retail arm with the introduction of the fabric.

Natasha Troitino, head of retail, said: “There is a growing demand for our Scottish heritage products from further afield, as many tourists like to take a piece of Scottish heritage home with them.

“We felt it was key to introduce a fashion line which would appeal to our expanding market, both at home and overseas.

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“Our newly-created tweed range will be a huge hit this summer as it truly reflects Scotland’s rich heritage as we put a modern twist on some of our classics.’ The tweed, handcrafted by Knockando Woolmill in Moray, was inspired by the castle’s grey cobbled paths, red and gold crown jewels and the views to the blue Firth of Forth.

On the potential for web sales to international customers, Troitino added: “Our online site acts as a shop window to the world, showcasing our unique collections on a global scale to tap into those looking for a piece of Scottish heritage in a 21st-century style.”