New Scottish luxury goods label Fraser Balgowan turns deer stalking into a fashionable pursuit
Following on from our artilces about Scottish textile tourism and Scottish textile designer Kate Samphier, we finish the week with something a bit different in the form of this video from new Scottish luxury goods label Fraser Balgowan.
As you may have guessed if you have watched the (slightly bizarre) film, Fraser Balgowan are based in the Highlands of Scotland. What is unusual about the couple that have launched this luxury lifestyle brand is that they also run a croft and deer stalking business in the Cairngorms National Park.
The red deer native to this part of Scotland no longer have natural predators, so are culled throughout the year to encourage health and population management. Their meat is sold as top-quality venison, and now Fraser Balgowan are using the hides to produce beautifully soft natural leather in combination with Scottish tweeds for their luxury accessories collection.
To stalk out their products visit Fraser Balgowan
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