It’s been a good year for Greg Whyte and all the team at Margaret Morrison Ltd in Perth. At the turn of the year Greg Whyte, “the boss” at Margaret Morrison Ltd, decided to introduce another arm to their business.
Firmly rooted in the City of Perth, gateway to the Highlands of Scotland, Margaret Morrison Ltd began life in 1999 specialising in the production of Highland Regalia Leatherwork including Sporrans, Belts, Straps, Pipers Cross and Waist Belts.
All goods are hand made to order using the best quality leather and skins. Whenever possible we source our components from local Scottish suppliers.
Greg has a reputation for innovation and ever keen to develop Margaret Morrison Ltd he could see a real benefit from adding a Regimental and Bespoke Tailoring service to the longstanding Perthshire business. As is the way in business a chance encounter and chats led to meeting Lee Fitzpatrick who is now the resident Master Tailor and has an impressive resume to say the least!
Lee served 22yrs in the Black Watch/Royal Regiment Of Scotland with 10years as a drummer in the pipe band. In 2003 he started his training as a Junior Tailor and was trained by a Master Tailor to be an Army qualified Bespoke Tailor.
Lee has been kept really busy kitting out clients in pipe bands and has recently provided kilts for all the 154 Scottish Regiment RLC Pipes and Drums in Dunfermline for their debut appearance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this summer. The kilts were made from a stunning MacDuff tartan and received much praise, we’re sure they will look beautiful in Edinburgh this summer.
Now Lee has the pipe bands ready for action it’s time to turn attention to the hunting season and tweed is arriving daily at our workshop in Perth on Inveralmond Industrial Estate.
Jackets are the order of the day and Lee is making some beautiful, tailored hunting jackets and waistcoats to order. He recently had a very interesting commission to make this fabulous suit out of The Thin Blue Line tartan. The Thin Blue Line is a police charity and have their own tartan and quite spectacular it is too!
This is a great way to display your medals and still be able to wear them for special occasions and then return them with ease for display. These make great retirement gifts or special birthday gifts too.
The rest of the team are also keeping busy fulfilling their usual orders for sporrans and we’re even involved in developing a sporran for the “Vikings” to wear at The Up Helly Aa Fire Festival in Shetland in January. Look out for these if you get a chance to visit the festival, they do look the part…
We have put together a beautiful display for the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace in Perth at the end of June.
Greg and all of his team do hope you can visit and look forward to discussing new projects and admire some of our old ones too!