About Peg & Patch
Peg & Patch celebrates beautiful, quality goods designed in Scotland, as well as the talented makers who create them.
We have selected our brands and products carefully so we can offer something for all budgets, whether you are a visitor to Scotland or someone lucky enough to call Scotland home.
Scottish by design
Our brands range from one-person start-ups where the end-to-end production takes place in their spare room to larger, more established designers whose products are produced in volume as their customer following grows.
In all instances, the design is created in Scotland. For most products on the Peg & Patch site, the production is also done in Scotland; however, there are some where — because of cost and/or the availability of raw materials — aspects of the production are completed outside of Scotland. Where production is done outside of Scotland, we note this in the product description.
About the owner
Tracy MacNicoll was born in the beautiful Perthshire town of Pitlochry. At an early age, Tracy and her family emigrated to Canada where they settled in Tsawwassen, a suburb of Vancouver. It was a great place to grow up and the quality of life was fantastic; however, Scotland was always 'home'.
After graduating from university, Tracy moved to Ireland and then returned to the UK. Her career in communications has taken her to Dublin, Leeds and London; however, her heart belongs to Scotland and she has set her sights on moving home.
Through Tracy's regular visits to Scotland, she has discovered talented artisans and craftspeople who design and make beautiful, quality products; however, the shops and high streets continue to be filled with cheap, red tartan tat that plays to dated stereotypes of Scottish culture.
By combining her desires to move back to Scotland and to champion beautifully-designed products from Scotland, Tracy launched Peg & Patch in March 2019. It's an online shop today, but who knows what will pop-up in a Scottish town in the next year or so.
With no previous experience in retail or running her own business, every day is a school day for Tracy! Follow Tracy's blog to read more about the creation of Peg & Patch and hear about her adventures along the way.