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An Edinburgh Institution

Vintage styles from fashion history, a great place for a little time travelling.

My latest #supportabusinesssketch is this beautiful shop front of Teviot Place, home to one of four W. Armstrong & Sons stores in the city.

I remember hanging out and meeting folk in the flagship Grassmarket store back in the 90s and with their four locations these vintage clothing stores will feature in many an Edinburgh dwellers story.

Do you remember visiting one of these stores in the past? If so do tell me below, I still love to pop in and see the amazing pieces they have on show.

Visit their website below to see all the locations and go say hello, let yourself drift into years gone by, and wonder which items from your wardrobe may be hanging in these stores one day!

W. Armstrong & Son website

So drop in if you are passing, and give a little back to the small businesses that are so important to Edinburgh. Also let me know by commenting below if you have a local trader who deserves a ‘sketch out’.

And if you would like to send a boost to your local independent business then make a sketch/drawing or painting and post it online with the hashtag #supportabusinesssketch

The WhereArtI answer is… Teviot Row House

WAI_221014_FullThis week’s WhereArtI have a few of you confused, the sketch was a cropped version of the above. The beautiful Teviot Row House.

Built in the late 1800’s it is the oldestĀ purpose built student Union building in the world, opening in 1889. If you haven’t been inside do so, its full of bars and eateries and a great place to grab a coffee and find a cosy seat beneath those huge windows.


Top marks in the quiz to G Johnstone (3pts), Jackie P (2pts) and @CityCycling (1pt)


PS The phone box is long gone now but this was a commission I did for an ex student who remembered it well.