a first look


Here’s a first look at the new shades of Buachaille.

Furze: a rich, deep, saturated yellow.
furze is an old name for the fragrant, prickly gorse bushes that turn Scotland’s hills to gold in Spring.

Hedder: mid-pink with purple undertones.
Hedder is a Scots name for heather (calluna). For me, this shade of purple-y pink is the quintessential colour of September.


Macallum: raspberry red.

In and around Glasgow (and to a lesser extent elsewhere in Scotland), a Macallum is the name given to a scoop or two of vanilla ice-cream served with raspberry sauce. The confection is strongly associated with the city’s many Italian ice-cream parlours, and with Clyde Football Club, whose colours are red and white. I have no allegiance to Clyde FC, but I am partial to a Macallum, especially when the sauce is made with Scottish raspberries.

These three new shades will be available in Sunday’s shop update. All being well (i.e., if it ever stops raining and we can get outside to take some photographs) we will shortly have a couple of new kits in the new shades to show you too.

This brings the total number of Buachaille shades to ten. I love how they look together!