Welcome to Near And Far Scottish LLC               Charlotte, North Carolina

 

We are located at 11237 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, NC inside the Homestyles Gallery of Shops. This is the building with the tall columns downtown. 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:  M-F 10AM TO 6PM, SAT 10AM TO 5PM, CLOSED SUNDAY 

CONTACT US AT 704-545-9166 OR BY EMAIL: nearandfarscottish@gmail.com

 

PLAN YOUR TRIP.....IF YOU VISIT OUR STORE WITH THE EXPECTATION OF EXPERIENCING A TRIP TO SCOTLAND OR A TRIP DOWN THE ROYAL MILE IN EDINBURGH,YOU MAY BE DISAPPOINTED. WE HAVE A SMALL RETAIL SPACE AND ONLY DISPLAY A SAMPLING OF WHAT WE SELL AT THE HIGHLAND GAMES AND FESTIVALS. REALISTICALLY, WE DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE SPACE TO CARRY EVERYTHING THAT EVERYONE WANTS. IF THERE IS SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR YOU ARE LOOKING FOR,PLEASE EMAIL US WITH YOUR INQUIRY BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO OUR SHOP. WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU,WHETHER WE PROVIDE YOU WITH WHAT YOU NEED OR REFER YOU TO ANOTHER RETAILER.

 

REGARDING SPECIAL REQUESTS......MEASUREMENT FOR CUSTOM CLOTHING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT CUSTOM/BESPOKE ITEMS ARE NOT THE SAME AS "OFF THE RACK", SO PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO OUR SHOP EXPECTING TO FIND YOUR SPECIFIC CUSTOM TARTAN KILT OR OTHER GARMENT HANGING ON A RACK WAITING FOR YOU. CUSTOM ORDERS REQUIRE A 50% DEPOSIT AT TIME OF ORDER WITH THE BALANCE DUE AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. WE CAN ALSO TAKE YOUR ORDERS IN ADVANCE FOR STANDARD ITEMS, SUCH AS TARTAN SCARVES OR FOOD, ETC. AND PROCESS YOUR PAYMENT EITHER BY CREDIT CARD OVER THE PHONE OR BY PAYPAL OR SQUARE INVOICE, THEN LEAVE YOUR PACKAGE AT THE FRONT COUNTER TO PICK UP AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.  

 

WE ARE PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE WE HAVE RECEIVED COMPLAINTS FROM CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE TRAVELED HERE FROM OUTSIDE OF THIS AREA WHO DID NOT FIND WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IN OUR STORE WHEN THEY ARRIVED. THEY WERE UPSET AND DISAPPOINTED AND COMPLAINED THAT OUR WEBSITE DID NOT ACCURATELY PORTRAY WHAT IS OFFERED AT OUR RETAIL SHOP. THEREFORE, SINCE WE DESIRE TO MAINTAIN A PLEASANT RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL OF OUR POTENTIAL CLIENTS, WE ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. WE TAKE PRIDE IN PROVIDING AN UNPARALLELED EXCELLENT LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE AND ENJOY A LARGE BASE OF SATISFIED REPEAT CUSTOMERS FOR MANY YEARS, BUT OBVIOUSLY WE ARE ONLY HUMAN AND SOMETIMES CANNOT PLEASE EVERYONE. CONSEQUENTLY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS. HERE IS WHAT WE DO.....

 

We routinely offer many gift items in our retail shop including the following: 

 - Jewelry from the UK and Scotland

 - Fine Pewter Giftware, Quaichs, Pewter Tankards, Flasks

 - Imported Soaps and Fragrances, including INIS

 - Scottish and Celtic Housewares, Ceramics, Barware and Home Decor  

 - Plus other unique items Made In And Imported From The UK 

 

We provide complete outfitting of Scottish Clothing and Accessories: 

 - Custom Kilts and Ladies Apparel From Scotland, Ireland, and Wales (This means custom, bespoke, or special order, not off-the-rack)

 - Tartan Products - Sashes, Scarves, and Neckties are available year round, but may not be available in our small retail space, so please request ahead of time. We also offer special orders on cummerbunds, bowties, wedding garters, stoles, serapes, etc.

 - We carry Highland Shirts, Balmorals, Glengarries, Kilt Hose, Flashes, Belts, Buckles, Sgian Dubhs, Sporrans, and Ghillie Brogues, but these items may not be available in our small retail space, so please request ahead of time (we carry a few in stock or can special order).

 - We stock Embroidered Scottish Clan Crest Polo Shirts representing approximately 110 clans that are embroidered in the USA. We stock approximately 102 clans in various sizes and colors, but can also assist with special orders. Our standard stock shirts are either 100% Cotton or 60%/40% Cotton/Poly Blend from pre-shrunk fibers available in mens sizes S-3XL only. WE DO NOT HAVE THESE IN OUR SMALL RETAIL SPACE.  As an option, we now offer a dri-fit, wicking, anti-microbial lightweight polyester polo shirt in both mens and womens sizes that are available by special order only (Mens XS-5XL and Womens XS-3XL). Discounts are offered for volume orders of the same clan design.  Ask about your clan shirts today!

Ask about our Tartan and Natural Wool Blankets as well as Tartan Fabric by the Yard for your Kirkin' Banners or other home decor or sewing projects. We work with several woollen mills in Scotland and UK.

 

IMPORTED SCOTTISH FOODS - We usually display a variety of food items (not all items are available all of the time in our small retail space - please request ahead of time if you are looking for something in particular)

IRN-BRU, the National Soft Drink of Scotland; Caledonian Kitchen Haggis; Shortbreads; Mackies Potato Crisps; Mrs. Bridges Marmalades, Chutneys, and Sauces; Gardiner's Fudges and Toffees, Tea Varieties from Brodie's and Edinburgh Tea Company, as well as a variety of other Whisky Marmalades and Mustards.  Throughout the year we offer seasonal and holiday themed food items too!

 

Shipping InformationYour order will typically ship within 24-48 hours, unless we are traveling.  In many cases however, such as large orders or if an item is out of stock, please allow 3-4 weeks for your order to ship.  Please see our Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this page.  We suggest you email to request availability and lead times prior to placing your order, especially during holidays.

 


CONTACT US:

PLEASE NOTE.....WE TRAVEL, SO, WE ARE NOT SITTING BY THE OFFICE PHONE 24/7.  WE DO NOT HAVE "OPERATORS STANDING BY". THERE IS A VOICEMAIL OPTION. WE ARE HAPPY TO RETURN YOUR CALL PROMPTLY, AS BEST AS WE CAN. HOWEVER, IF WE ARE WORKING AT A FESTIVAL, IT MAY BE 24-48 HOURS BEFORE YOU HEAR BACK FROM US. PLEASE BE PATIENT.... WE ARE A SMALL COMPANY.

OFFICE PHONE - 704-545-9166 (We are not always near the phone while we are traveling. Please leave a message and we will return your call. Email is the prefered method of communication.)

EMAIL - nearandfarscottish@gmail.com

MAILING ADDRESS: (Mail And Shipments Only)

7427 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Suite 105-219, Charlotte, NC 28227 

 

NOTE: WE WILL BE WORKING ON A NEW WEBSITE WITH A FEW OF OUR POPULAR PRODUCTS AND A SHOPPING CART WHICH SHOULD BE LAUNCHED IN EARLY 2023. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. 

 

OUR 2023 EVENTS CALENDAR WILL BE POSTED SOON:

BELOW IS A "TYPICAL SCHEDULE", BUT GAMES WERE CANCELLED DURING COVID

MOST OF THE GAMES HAVE RETURNED IN 2022 AND WILL BE ON SCHEDULE IN 2023

CANCELLED January 1, 2021- Come join the fun and festivities at FIRST FOOTIN', a Scottish Hogmanay New Year's Celebration, at RURAL HILL FARM, Huntersville, NC. This year there will be a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the new Cultural Center. Come early for the perimeter trail hike and stay for the dedication ceremony and enjoy some warm "Stone Soup" afterwards. For details, please see the following link: http://www.ruralhill.net/FirstFootin.asp. We look forward to seeing you there!

CANCELLED - January 16-17, 2021 - CENTRAL FLORIDA HIGHLAND GAMES AND SCOTTISH FESTIVAL, Winter Springs (Orlando) Florida. We are not vendors at this event.

CANCELLED - January 22-23, 2021 - CALOOSAHATCHEE CELTIC FESTIVAL, Ft. Myers, Florida http://www.celticheritageproductions.com. We will be vendors at this event.

CANCELLED - February 5-6, 2021 - FAM JAM - CELTIC FAMILY JAMBOREE - Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, Florida. http://www.celticheritageproductions.com/fj.htm. We will not be vendors at this event.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED - February 27, 2021 - NORTHEAST FLORIDA SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES & FESTIVAL, Clay County Fairgrounds, Green Cove Springs, Florida. Visit https://www.neflgames.com/. We will be vendors at this event.

CANCELLED - March 13-14, 2021 - ST. AUGUSTINE CELTIC MUSIC & HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Francis Field, St. Augustine, Florida. We will be vendors at this event.  For more information visit http://www.celticstaugustine.com/

UNKNOWN - March 13-14, 2021 - CELTIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Latta Plantation, Huntersville, NC. We will be vendors at this event. Please come out to explore our local Scottish heritage, culture, and traditions, through demonstrations, food, and music. Click here for more information: http://lattaplantation.org/latta/index.php?page=events. We will not be vendors at this event this year.

CANCELLED March 25-28, 2021 - TARTAN DAY SOUTH, Cayce, SC. This event features music, dance, food, and athletics from our Scots, Irish, Welsh and other Celtic Heritage. For more information please see the following link: http://www.tartandaysouth.com/. We will be vendors at this event.

CANCELLED April 16-18, 2021 - 27th ANNUAL LOCH NORMAN HIGHLAND GAMES & RURAL HILL SCOTTISH FESTIVAL, Rural Hill Farm, Huntersville, NC. We will be vendors at this event. Please come join us for our Home Game! For details see: http://www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net

UNKNOWN April 24, 2021 - COASTAL HIGHLAND GAMES - Formerly Myrtle Beach Highland Games. Location: Old Myrtle Beach Mall Site, 2501 North Kings Highway,Myrtle Beach,SC www.coastalhighlandgames.com 

CANCELLED May 1, 2021 - SAVANNAH SCOTTISH GAMES, Bethesda Academy, Savannah, GA. We will be vendors at this event.  For details see: http://www.savannahscottishgames.com

UNKNOWN May 1, 2021 - HISTORIC BETHABARA HIGHLAND GAMES & SCOTTISH FESTIVAL, Winston-Salem, NC at Historic Bethabara Park. We will not be vendors at this event. http://www.cityofws.org/Departments/Recreation-Parks/Historic-Bethabara/HBP-Events-Listing/Bethabara-Highland-Games

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED May 15-16, 2021 - SMOKY MOUNTAIN SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND GAMES, Maryville, TN. For more information see:  http://www.smokymountaingames.org. We will be vendors at this event.

CANCELLED May 29, 2021 - GREATER GREENVILLE HIGHLAND GAMES & SCOTTISH FESTIVAL, Greenville, SC at the beautiful campus of Furman University. We will be vendors at this event. For details see: http://www.gallabrae.com/ 

CANCELLED  - June 4-6, 2021 GLASGOW HIGHLAND GAMES, Barren River State Lake Resort Park, Glasgow, Kentucky. We will be vendors at this event.  Visit https://www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

CANCELLED - VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT SCHEDULED June 25-26, 2021 - OHIO SCOTTISH GAMES, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea (Cleveland), OH.  We will be vendors at this event.  For more information visit www.ohioscottishgames.com

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED July 8-11, 2021 - GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES, Macrae Meadows, Linville, NC.  We will not be vendors but please come out and enjoy the fun.  For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.gmhg.org/. We will not be vendors at this event.

CANCELLED August 6-7, 2021 - DETROIT HIGHLAND GAMES, Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia, Michigan.  For more information, please visit http://www.highlandgames.com/ We will be vendors at this event.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED September 4-5, 2021 - VIRGINIA SCOTTISH GAMES, Labor Day Weekend, at The Meadow in The Plains, VA.  For more information visit: www.vascottishgames.org. We will be vendors at this event.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED September 11-12, 2021 - MIDDLE TENNESSEE HIGHLAND GAMES, Percy Warner Park, Nashville, TN. www.midtenngames.com. We will be vendors at this event.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED September 25, 2021 - DANDRIDGE SCOTS-IRISH FESTIVAL, Downtown Historic Dandridge, TN. For more information visit: http://www.scots-irish.org/ . 

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED October 2, 2021 - SCOTLAND COUNTY HIGHLAND GAMES & FESTIVAL, John Blue House, Laurinburg, NC.  For more information visit: http://www.schgnc.org/  We will be vendors at this event.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED October 16-17, 2021 - STONE MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES, Stone Mountain, GA.  Visit - www.SMHG.org  We will be vendors at this event.

CANCELLED October 23-24, 2021 - CENTRAL VIRGINIA CELTIC FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES, Richmond, Virginia.  www.vacelticfestival.com We will be vendors at this event.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT November 7, 2021 - CHARLESTON HIGHLAND GAMES, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, SC http://www.charlestonscots.org/the-games.html.  This festival has changed their date from September to November effective in 2018.  We will be vendors at this event.