Designed and handmade in Scotland

Sporran Nation produced limited edition, bespoke and commissioned sporrans, bags and accessories from 2004 to 2020.  Sporran Nation took a Scottish tradition and gave it a contemporary twist, bringing it into the 21st century and providing an alternative that could be worn both casually or formally. Sporran Nation had a particular focus on tattooing on leather and upcycling vintage leather jackets, bespoke ink work and commissions. All pieces were designed and handmade in the Sporran Nation studio and workshop in the North of Scotland.

Though I’ve now stepped back from making sporrans and sporran bags, I am still tattooing and embroidering leather and am concentrating on larger pieces.

I continue to teach and run sporran making and leatherwork workshops, so if you want to take part you’ll find details on the courses page.


Choosing to buy handmade in a disposable world makes a statement that quality, craftsmanship and supporting the local economy matter to you. Sporran Nation sporrans and bags are not mass produced or mass consumed, they have been made with time, care and attention by me, for you.”

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