Mention for The Frockery in the Scottish Parliament

As a follow-up to our recent Small Business Saturday post, we are grateful to one of our customers for pointing out that The Frockery got a wee mention from North East Conservative MSP Liam Kerr in the Scottish Parliament during the members' debate on 1 December 2016 of a motion tabled by Ash Denham MSP.

Motion S5M-02359: Small Business SaturdayThat the Parliament recognises 3 December 2016 as Small Business Saturday; acknowledges that Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to “shop local” and support small businesses in communities in the Lothian region and across Scotland and the UK; understands that, in 2015, customers spent £623 million with small businesses on Small Business Saturday, which was a 24% increase from 2014, and notes the calls on Members to encourage local businesses to get involved and register on the website for promotion, to share their support on social media in the lead up to the day, and to arrange visits to small businesses in their constituencies and request media engagement with these visits in order to raise consumer awareness locally.

Here is the relevant extract from Liam's speech, in which he highlighted several small businesses in his north east constituency, which stretches from Banffshire to Dundee:

"I will be in Broughty Ferry this Saturday morning and, by visiting, I found Prego Boutique and Gregory Pecks Optician, which I shall be visiting among others. The same website also allowed me to plan on the way back up the road to pop by The Frockery in Forfar and Fancy That? in Edzell for vintage fashion just in time for Christmas, and I will probably stop by Angus Video Games in Brechin to pick up something for my nephew. has businesses all over my region, right up to Banff, where I am delighted to see my old friend Ian MacDonald of Buccaneer chandlery listed."

We were busy shopping locally ourselves on the day, so we didn't see Liam, but  he is always welcome to browse our menswear section which is open 24/7. We think these vintage gold-plated mother-of-pearl cuff links and matching tie pin would perfectly complement the MSP's wardrobe. Unless someone else snaps them up first...

vintage cuff links and tie pin

We may be online but we are still very much local!