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How Long You A Wafer? Escape to the Tunnock’s Caramel Caravan

Tunnock’s lovers; you can now combine your love of biscuits with your love of holidays in a chocolate-lovers paradise on the banks of Loch Goil. Our fave biscuitsmiths  have teamed up with Argyll Holidays to launch the first ever 'Tunnocks Caravan Wafer’; a static caravan on the Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village in Argyll which has been [...]
Scottish brands we love 2020 illustration by Gillian Kyle

10 Scottish Brands We Love 2020

This time last year I published my first Scottish Brands We Love blog. It was a bit of a hit and still ranks #2 in Google Search for Scottish Brands. So, recognising this enduring appeal, we've decided to make a fresh and new selection of 10 of Scotland's best and finest independent brands updated for [...]
Scottish Facts and Figures illustration

Illustrated Scottish Facts and Figures

Measuring and quantifying Scotland has been an ongoing fascination for we Scots over the centuries. As a consequence, there exists an almost unending list of fascinating facts and figures on Scotland. Kids love to acquire and trade facts: the highest, the longest, the oldest, the weirdest. Scientists are constantly tinkering and recalibrating devices, technologies and [...]
frozen Tunnocks tea cake

The Epic Frozen Tunnock’s Teacake

George, a bartender from Maryhill, shared this chilling story with me recently. Who'd have thought to freeze a Tunnock's Tea Cake? But I promise you, its well worth exploring. The original and best summer treat. Buy it. Keep your tea cake in its wrapper; if it's already a bit battered, even better... Squish it. A [...]
iconic brands of Scotland

11 Inspiring and Iconic Scottish Brands

I've been wanting to illustrate and write about these 11 Inspiring and Iconic Scottish Brands for some time. 
In Scotland, we have a wealth of fantastic brands that any country in the world would be proud to claim as their own; yet another example of  Scotland punching well above its weight. As an artist, I [...]
SpaceX capsule splashdown

Tunnock’s Tea Cake wrappers guide SpaceX Dragon safely home

Splashdown! A revolutionary space capsule has made a safe return to Earth on its first major test mission today - gently aided by 4 giant parachutes which have clearly taken their design inspiration from the legendary Tunnock's Tea Cake Wrappers. Elon Musk's rocket capsule returned home from the International Space Station (ISS) splashing down earlier [...]
Irn Bru merchandise range

Pop meets Pop! The story behind my new IRN-BRU gift range

Last week we launched our brand new, officially licensed IRN-BRU gift range; an homage to the classic, vintage IRN-BRU bottle and the vibrant simplicity of the 60’s pop-art movement. A long time in development, this range has been tons of fun to work on and I’m very proud of the results. The reaction from my [...]
Gillian Kyle's 10 Scottish Brands We Love Blog

10 Scottish Brands We Love

Scotland is home to an amazing selection of independent brands across diverse business sectors. Some traditional in their methods and products, some cutting edge - many a mixture of both. Thinking about the Scottish brands I love it occurred to me that what makes a brand really stand-out are the same qualities I admire in [...]

The Perfect Cuppa

* Britain’s favourite drink: there are a mere 172,000,000 cups of tea drunk every day in Britain - approximately - making it by far the most popular drink in Britain.  according to the Tea & Infusions Association. (BR) * Teabags: of this number of cuppas, 96% are made using the ubiquitous tea bag * Coffee [...]
Tunnocks cushions by Scottish artist Gillian Kyle - and Lola the dog!

Turning Tunnock’s into an Art Form

As published by Scottish Field: Turning the famous Tunnock’s wrappers into an art form In all the years that I’ve been creating and selling my ever-popular Tunnock’s products, I don’t think I’ve ever properly shared the story-behind-the-product with you guys, my brilliant and loyal customers. So here it is – as written and published by […]

Scottish Valentines Gifts Blog - Love from Scotland animation with highland cows

Love! From Scotland…

Say “I love you” with a Scottish twist this Valentines Day Forget the same old chocs and roses, my new range of Valentines-ready Scottish gifts are modern and unique;  perfect to show just how much you care with maximum points for effort and originality! Scottish Valentines T-shirts for men and women, fine bone china mugs, luxury scented Scottish Wildlife candles, cool and cute Tartan […]

Tunnock's Christmas Tree Infographic by Gillian Kyle

Dreaming of a red and white Christmas; a Scottish story

This Christmas, on the eve of my wee Scottish design company’s 10th year in business (can’t quite believe it), I am decking out a special Christmas tree in festive red and white. This has been inspired not by the Coca Cola red and white as worn by Santa but by the iconic red and white […]

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