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Wedding in The Woods - That's Amore

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Wedding in The Woods - That's Amore

Think about it. A wedding day is such a rush.  Up, washed, church, photos, buffet speeches, cake, dance, drink, drunk, kebab,home.

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2018 Trade Show

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The Scotland's Trade Fair has become a staple for Urban Pirate since our first outing in 2011. Every January we build a small art installation to showcase the newest designs available to stockists. We've had a gentleman's living-room, a whisky distillery, a forest even a viking ship! For 2018 we decided to go back to basics and strip the space back to create our own Urban Pirate shop. What better way to show how awesome the t-shirts look in their shop when they look like they're in an actual shop. Trade shows are also a great way to get a...

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Urban Pirates’ first festival….

Urban Pirates’ first festival….

2017 has been a first for many things….I got married, I slept in a tree house and now I can say that I’ve been to a festival. Yes, despite my many years on this planet, I have never been to a festival. We’re always on the lookout for new events to attend with Urban Pirate and customers kept telling us about great Belladrum is, so we thought ‘why not’.  I’m glad we did because it was probably the funnest event we’ve been to yet. Even the rain midway through didn’t dampen anyone's spirits. Belladrum has been labelled ‘the Glastonbury of...

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The Vikings are here!!

The Vikings are here!!

 At Urban Pirate we always try to create designs using Scotland as our inspiration, thankfully it’s a never-ending source of material. Food, scenery, contributions to the world….where would be all be without TV or Telephones! So why Vikings, they’re not Scottish, I hear you ask…..well, why not? The Vikings have, inadvertently, given Scotland a great deal with respect to its history and mentality of its people. The Vikings are perceived to be a bit of a warrior race….going forth and conquering. Ok, they were, but they were also pretty good explorers. Legend has it they were the first people to...

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30 Years of Girders.

Well, in a way. The big metal ones have been around a fair bit longer than that. In the 80s an advertising campaign would start that has yet to be rivaled (in our opinion) by a certain ginger drink. Barrs’ ‘Made in Scotland from Girders’ slogan has been running for 30 years and those that are old enough still repeat it today. The premise of the slogan is a pretty simple one, Irn-Bru makes you strong. It doesn’t hurt that there is a supposed secret ingredient for taste and a diluted iron girder would happen to look rather orangey. The...

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