We are excited to announce our exclusive partnership with Duncan & Todd Opticians. We are now stocked in 16 of their fantastic locations across Scotland from Edinburgh to Dundee and beyond. Cheval The Edinburgh Grand gave us the perfect location for our launch event – with their Penthouse Suite providing us with the most stunning panoramic views of the city.
We watched the sun setting over Edinburgh as we enjoyed a delicious meal provided by the talented chef at the Edinburgh Grand’s Register Club consisting of three exquisite courses: Home cured and Smoked Loch Etive Trout, Crowdie mousse & salt baked beetroot to start, Beef Wellington, fondant potato, wilted greens & whiskey sauce as our main and finally a Dark chocolate delice, salted caramel & hazelnut to finish. As if this wasn’t enough of a treat, a whiskey tasting hosted by long-time friend of the brand and all-knowing whiskey expert Peter Prentice, accompanied each course of our meal.
Duncan & Todd offers us the perfect introduction into Scotland with a combined experience within the eyewear industry of nearly 50 years, it is a partnership built on our shared ethos of looking after the local community and bringing them accessible luxury. Both parties are thrilled about this new partnership. Our founder Nicholas Dellaportas explains “Launching into the Scottish market has been a brand goal since our optical launch. We are extremely excited to be launching our debut optical collection exclusively with the Duncan Todd Group in Scotland. I believe we share a similar philosophy as independent British businesses and we look forward to building a long term partnership together”.
After visiting one of Duncan & Todd’s wonderful 2020 Opticians practices in Edinburgh on Princes street we were lucky enough to host an event for local press and influencers to explore our sun and debut optical collection launching into practices across Scotland. With a selection of two custom cocktails created by Cheval’s onsite bar tender and a selection of delectable canapés the evening was an immense success as we carried on into the late evening on the terrace celebrating this exciting new partnership.