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  1. Gerrie Douglas Scott. the co-owner of Reading Lasses in Wigtown, made history when she and her partner Susan became the first same sex couple to get married in Scotland, witnessed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP.

    The new law on gay marriage came into effect in Scotland late last year and they saw out 2014 in style with their private ceremony in Glasgow.

    Gerrie and Susan Douglas-Scott, first met 18 years ago and have five grown up children. The Crafty Calf was honoured to create a family tree papercut as a keepsake for their wedding.


    Gerrie and Susan Douglas Scott

    Nicola Sturgeon, Susan and Gerrie Douglas Scott, and Patrick Harvie at the ceremony.

    (Picture copyright Elaine Livingstone)

    Family Tree Papercut

    The Deluxe Family Tree I created for Susan and Gerrie featuring their childrens names and wedding date.




  2. Small Business Sunday, shortened to hashtag #SBS, is a competition founded by Theo Paphitis, the former Dragons’ Den star.  The competition takes place every Sunday on social networking site Twitter from 5.00-7.30pm.  To enter the competition, small businesses send a tweet @TheoPaphitis including the hashtag #SBS telling Theo about their business in under 140 characters. Theo receives hundreds of entries every week and retweets his favourite 6 the following day.

    The Crafty Calf's winning tweet was:


    On Monday 22nd December 2014 at 8pm, Theo Paphitis retweeted our tweet to his 400,000+ followers. The response was immediate with several hundred new Twitter followers and a huge increase in website traffic.  We also received numerous tweets of congratulations which were greatly appreciated.

    We were then invited to the #SBSevent2015 taking place on 30th January for all the winners around the UK. We can not wait to attend and meet Theo Paphitis.