About James Pirie

About James Pirie

James PirieJames Pirie of St Andrews has been one of Scotland's leading retailers of crystal, fine china and collectables since 1890. It was founded by unsurprisingly, a gentleman called James Pirie, who had a thriving bakery, but tired of getting up at 4am every morning he opened a china shop instead and furnished the mansions and town villas of fashionable Victorian St Andrews. Many of the classic products offered then remain as popular today.

Our collection includes the best in Scottish Design: outstanding examples of hand cut and engraved crystal by Royal Scot Crystal, unique paperweights hand made by Caithness Glass in Scotland and contemporary Just Slate products handcrafted by skilled craftsman in their Scottish workshops.

Our classic collectables, which are popular worldwide, include the exquisite paperweights of Royal Crown Derby, gorgeous bone china pieces from many of the Portmeirion collections as well a host of unusual and desirable gifts that we have selected for our Scottish Bazaar. We also offer an extensive range of items that can be personalised to create a timeless gift to be treasured. We are known for our good customer service because we carry a very large and comprehensive range of stock.

Scotland has a spirit of its own, encompassing everything from its majestic landscapes and great cities, to the proud heritage and the warmth of its people. 
At James Pirie we have captured this spirit in a range of unique and stylish Scottish gifts ranging from whisky glasses to candles to paperweights and slate.

We remain a family-owned business, and are as committed today to providing the highest standards of service to our customers all over the world, as we were over a century ago.