Scottish silversmith Hayward & Stott has made its first move into shop retail with the launch of a new collaboration with Stewart Christie & Co to mark its 20th anniversary.

The Thistle Collection, which will be unveiled at Stewart Christie & Co’s shop in Edinburgh on Thursday 14 November, features Sterling Silver pieces such as whisky and drinks accessories and Highland dress items.

 

It is the first time items from Hayward & Stott’s collection will be displayed and sold in a shop. The full Thistle Collection is available through Hayward & Stott’s online store.

The Penicuik company is also dropping its Scottish Silver suffix, with the company now officially trading as Hayward & Stott Ltd Silversmiths.

Founder Charlie Stott said: “We’re delighted to be joining forces with our friends at Stewart Christie & Co to launch and display the collection. This is the first time some of our silverware has been displayed in a retail environment and what better place for it to sit than alongside their exceptional bespoke tailoring.”

Glasgow School of Art graduate Hamish Dobbie designed the new collection, which includes the Sterling Silver Thistle Glasses Set – goblets for red and white wine, a silver water tumbler and a silver stem tot for whisky or liqueurs – at £2,390.

The collection also features a range of bespoke sporrans with Sterling Silver Cantles, starting from £1,266, along with cufflinks, brooches and belt buckles, along with bottle stoppers, decanter labels and a cocktail stirrer.

Stott co-founded the firm in 1999 with close friend Jeremy Hayward, selling Scottish provincial antiques. After Jeremy’s death in 2002, Stott steered Hayward & Stott towards producing Sterling Silver gifts, tableware and sporting accessories. He has runs the business with his son Edwin since 2017.

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Stott added: “With 20 years under our belt, Edwin is taking the Hayward & Stott company forward with his creative vision. This new Thistle Collection captures everything we are about today by combining our heritage and Scottish roots with elegant modern design. In line with our forward-thinking approach, we will also now be trading as Hayward & Stott Silversmiths, and retiring our previous ‘Scottish Silver’ suffix.”

 

Vixy Rae, co-owner and creative director of Stewart Christie & Co, said: “We’re thrilled to be teaming up Hayward & Stott to launch and display their beautiful new Thistle Collection. We both share a passion for the finer things in life but also connecting the past with the future by combining traditional elements with contemporary design.

“Not only that, we’re both determined to make sure that luxury items like silverware and bespoke tailoring can and should be part of everyday life.”



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