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Pen Shops In Glasgow, Scotland?

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#1 PaperQueen

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 01:29

Anyone have a pen shop or two (or twelve) to suggest I visit while in Glasgow next spring? Would love to find one that sells a broad selection of Akkerman inks, if possible (much easier to choose colors in person, not to mention more fun). 

 

I'm also making a run to Dumfries and Carlisle (both in Scotland), then Dublin (Ireland) and maybe---iffy---Belfast.

 

This happy, single malt, Scot-to-the-core chick plans to return home with a few treats.  ;)


Edited by PaperQueen, 07 October 2015 - 01:32.

Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 01:40

akkerman inks are only available in netherland... not sure where else without an online access

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:31

The only one I know of in Glesga is The Pen Shop on Buchanan Street right in the city center. No Akkerman ink though.

 

Bring me back a chip buttie, black pudding, broon sauce and a bottle of Irn Bru please....lol.

 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 11:05

Neither Dumfries nor Carlisle have anything other than the regular W H Smith basic selection. The citizens of Carlisle will be interested to learn they have moved to Scotland, by the way!
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 15:18

The citizens of Carlisle will be interested to learn they have moved to Scotland, by the way!
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My typo, Timothy. :::ooooooooops:::

 

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"Primarily" = Part family history, part continuation of my ongoing search for lovely single malt whiskies, plus a run through Ireland so I can visit Beleek and Waterford (lifelong bucket list).


Edited by PaperQueen, 08 October 2015 - 15:21.

Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 06:40

Akkerman ink can be had online from Vanness Pens in Littlerock, AK

 

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 13:01

The Pen Shop is worth a visit even though they don't carry a particularly wide range of stock. The gallery it's in - Princes Square - is very pretty. 


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#8 PaperQueen

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 23:28

Akkerman ink can be had online from Vanness Pens in Littlerock, AK

 

David

 

I'd like to see color swatches in person before ordering, since samples aren't an option. :::drats:::

 

The Pen Shop is worth a visit even though they don't carry a particularly wide range of stock. The gallery it's in - Princes Square - is very pretty. 

 

It's on my Must Visit list; just being in a pen shop makes me happy. Besides, maybe I'll find something pretty to remember the trip by.  ;)


Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:25

Anyone have a pen shop or two (or twelve) to suggest I visit while in Glasgow next spring? Would love to find one that sells a broad selection of Akkerman inks, if possible (much easier to choose colors in person, not to mention more fun). 

 

I'm also making a run to Dumfries and Carlisle (both in Scotland), then Dublin (Ireland) and maybe---iffy---Belfast.

 

This happy, single malt, Scot-to-the-core chick plans to return home with a few treats.  ;)

 

 

Not sure about Glasgow's offerings, even though I lived there for 10 years, but The Pen Corner in Dublin is a really nice shop in Dublins City Centre. 

 

Great stock of pens, knowledgeable staff, and a good place to waste an hour or two


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:36

Not sure about Glasgow's offerings, even though I lived there for 10 years, but The Pen Corner in Dublin is a really nice shop in Dublins City Centre. 

 

Great stock of pens, knowledgeable staff, and a good place to waste an hour or two

 

Wonderful--I'll add it to my list. Thanks, Renfield


Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:03

Bring me back a chip buttie, black pudding, broon sauce and a bottle of Irn Bru please....lol.

 

Oh great, well now this exiled Scot is hungry. Thanks a lot.  ;)


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 20:05

I only get to add that the in person fountain pen shopping is really bad. The Pen Shop is sort of underwhelming, overpriced, and just sad. I do wish I had some nice options to add, even if too late to apply for the question here. It does make me want to go to The Pen Shop anyway to just play with pens I can't justify really buying. 



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 16:08

I only get to add that the in person fountain pen shopping is really bad. The Pen Shop is sort of underwhelming, overpriced, and just sad. I do wish I had some nice options to add, even if too late to apply for the question here. It does make me want to go to The Pen Shop anyway to just play with pens I can't justify really buying. 

 

Thanks for chiming in, Kyrina. Sounds like my pen lurking will need to hold off until the second week of the trip (Dublin)---better to spend the time in Scotland researching, looking for good chip buttie (my carb lovin' heart, be still!), and sipping whisky. 


Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....






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