Doddie'5 one-off tartan suit is made by Duns company

Doddie Weir celebrated Scotland's success in the Calcutta Cup game against England in his new Doddie'5 tartan suit made by Duns company ScotlandShop.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 07 March, 2018, 11:08
Doddie Weir celebrates the launch of Doddie5 tartan with Anna White  ScotlandShop.com founder & Emily Redman  Doddie5 Tartan Designer

The suit in Doddie’5 tartan he wore at the match is a one-off but supporters of his charity that raises money for research into motor neurone disease can buy ties and tammie hats in Doddie’5 tartan from ScotlandShop online or at its Edinburgh store.

A spokesman for ScotlandShop said: “Our association with the legend that is Doddie Weir is a long one stretching far back beyond us making the tartan suits he is so famous for. The idea of a Doddie tartan has been mooted for several years and our in-house designer Emily was delighted when Doddie finally said ‘let’s do it’.

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“Good things come out of bad situations and Doddie’5 Tartan has been designed to support the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, raising funds for research into motor neurone disease. The blue and white within the tartan represent the colours of Scotland. The black and yellow represent Melrose RFC, the first amateur senior team Doddie played for.”

Doddie added: “I have always fancied having my own tartan and it is great to be able to work with a local company like ScotlandShop here in my home area.”