Donaldsons of Crieff started serving customers with the finest quality tartans, gifts and accessories in 1986, when the business was started by Robert Donaldson of Crieff, Scotland. Run for the last 20 years by his daughter-in-law, Caroline, the business has built a reputation across the world for quality and personal service.
Now, in Scotland's Year of Homecoming, the business has passed to Daisy Cheynes of Edinburgh, another small Scottish business specialising in beautiful handmade gifts and accessories, many from Scottish artists, designers and craft makers. Established in 2010 and based in Edinburgh's Stockbridge, Daisy Cheynes is keen to introduce Donaldsons customers to new products from Scotland such as tartan cushions and throws, jewellery and home accessories to sit alongside the Scottish clothing and Highland wear that's worn by its customers across the world.
Caroline Donaldson said: It has been the greatest pleasure to look after all our customers over the years, many of whom have become like old friends. With other work commitments it has become harder to look after my Donaldsons of Crieff, and by chance I was chatting to Karen of Daisy Cheynes and after a discussion it became obvious that she was the lady to take over from me. I have known Karen for many years and I have no doubts that she will look after all my customers with the same personal care that I hope I have brought to the business.
Karen Heriot of Daisy Cheynes said: I'm really thrilled by this new venture. Building Daisy Cheynes has been a wonderfully rewarding project and now to be adding an established Scottish business to the Daisy Cheynes company is terrifically exciting. I can't wait to introduce our customers to Donaldsons and for Donaldsons customers to discover the wonderful new products at Daisy Cheynes.
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