Congratulations to Gie it Laldy who have been nominated in Scots Business o the Year in the Scots Language Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Lisa Donati of Gie it Laldy the following questions.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
Gie it laldy is a Scottish Design and Gift Shop in the West End of Glasgow, we also sell online and to independent gift shops across Scotland.
Through our products, we encourage the celebration of the Scots language, engaging those who do and who don’t necessarily see themselves as Scots speakers – we are essentially ‘Patter Merchants’, designing, printing and making our products directly from our studio in Glasgow.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
Our early designs are inspired by the founder’s greatly missed Granny (mistress of the Glesga patter) with the first capsule collection based on a few of her favourite sayings including ‘Gaun Yersel’ and ‘Gie it Laldy’ of course. More recently, our on-going dialogue with customers and daily observations in and around Scotland inject an extra dunt of irreverent wit and topical black humour.
Ony particlar career heighlichts?
Cannae beat the feeling when we were sent a picture of Billy Connolly wae his wee dug oan his knee wearing a Gie it Laldy bandana last Christmas.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
Learn mair aboot Scots an’ spread the word. Our demographic is people, fae bairns tae the auld yins. We want to tae continue tae document, share and celebrate the very much alive Scots language with the wider global community.
Read more about Gie it Laldy
The Scots Language Awards 2020 will be online at www.scotslanguageawards.com. We will have a mixture of events on the 23rd / 24th October. Performing at the Award on Saturday 24th September will be Gerda Stevenson, Gary Robertson, Shona Donaldson and Jim Malcolm.
If you would like to support Hands Up for Trad in their work with Scottish trad music and musicians please consider supporting our Patreon campaign. We have 3 tiers starting at $1 a month and everything helps support us in our work. Read more at www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad
This post is also available in: Scots