Christmas Display 2020 ‘Gingys’ Lockdown Lodge

  It’s Christmastime at Gillies Broughty Ferry… We are delighted to announce that our annual Christmas display is now complete in our Broughty Ferry store; not even a pandemic could stop us from fulfilling this festive tradition! This years’ window features a whimsical gingerbread house where resident ‘Gingy’ will be ‘staying safe’ by ‘staying home’ …

Why #StaffSaturday Is So Important To Us

This is why we recognise our team on social media… Some of our loyal followers may have noticed we operate a bi-weekly post on our social media that celebrates our team called #StaffSaturday. Last year we properly joined the social media boom and decided to put more effort into delivering you great content surrounding our …

Behind the Scenes at Gillies During Lockdown

What We Were Doing Whilst Our Stores Were Closed   We can now finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, nearing the inevitable ‘new-normal’! The coronavirus has impacted the entire world, and Gillies is no exception. For the first time since James Gillies opened shop in 1895, we sadly had to temporarily …

Gillies, On A Screen Near You

Our Brand New Gillies TV Advert   We have been busy preparing for our 125th year of trading celebration which commenced on the 18th of March 2020! Something that we have worked very hard on developing is a brand-new television advert! This production included a full day of interior styling, two long days of filming …

Valentines Inspired Interiors

Romantic Rose for Your Room It’s around this time of the year where we see an influx of rose colours and heart shapes! But this colour palette should not be limited to the month of St Valentines! Powder pink was a prominent trend in both 2018 and 2019, and so it’s no surprise that it’s …

Traditional Scottish Design: Celebrating Burns Night

Inject Some Scottish Style into Your Home Hosting burns supper on the 25th  of January? Got the haggis neeps and tatties at the ready? Fan of our National bard Rabbie Burns? Well, to celebrate the Scottish tradition ‘Burns Night’ we have compiled our most traditional Scottish designs to mark the occasion. So, if your style …

Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

Welcoming Classic Blue to 2020 It has officially been announced that the Colour Institute Pantone’s colour of the year is ‘Classic Blue 19-4052’. Which we are thrilled about as blue is in our Gillies heritage as our signature diamond logo has been colour blue since 1998. A shade of blue has not been present in …

Needing Light for the Dark Nights?

  Light Up Your Home It’s that time of year when you leave your home for the day in darkness and return home as the sun disappears. As winter approaches and the dark nights begin to creep in, only then do you realise that the corner where you didn’t put a lamp in summer is …