About Us

About Us

Tain silver was founded over 25 years ago by Dougie and Rita Scott. Each design has been created by Dougie who has always had a passion for both Celtic Art and the Pictish standing stones, which can be found locally.

His inspirations come from the intricate designs of the richly decorated Celtic gospels and the enigmatic Pictish symbol stones. Tain, on the banks of the Dornoch Firth, is the ancient and oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland. Founded in Easter Ross in the 11th century as a place of pilgrimage for St Duthus, it is surrounded by a landscape of famous Pictish monuments and ancient rock art, and renowned as a centre of silversmithing for more than three centuries.

For over 25 years, Tain Silver has been inspired by past masters and it continues to carry on the tradition of fine silversmithing.

Following Dougie’s retirement in 2011, the business was taken over by local Jeweller Gordon Forbes who is continually expanding the range utilising the designs created by Dougie.

All products are created in house in our Tain workshop, situated within Forbes Jewellers, in Tain. As well as being available online our products are also available in our shop at Forbes Jewellers, Victoria Buildings, High Street, Tain.