My name is Chris and together with my wife, Mairi and our little quality inspecting dachshund, Marvin, we run Orraman Leather.
My leather craft journey started at the beginning of 2020 when I lost most of my job due to covid. I was and still am a musician so work was temporarily put on hold. I decided I didn't want to sit around not doing anything and suddenly had a lot of free time so I decided to start Orraman Leather and what a journey it's been in such a short space of time.
I wanted to create a business which encapsulates all my passions: leather, Scottish culture and my family.
The two Scottish words you will see here a lot are "Orraman" and "Clan". Orraman' is a Scots word for 'Jack of all Trades', which I feel sums that up perfectly, whilst keeping the Scottish theme alive and Clan is the Scottish word for family.
As a Scottish traditional musician, I have always had a passion for Scottish culture, while being creative. I began working with leather as a hobby, making knife sheaths for my outdoor gear, and I fell in love with the craft.
So what are our roles?
I'm the crafter. All of our products are 100% made by me, by hand, every step of the way.
Mairi does a lot of the behind the scenes work. With her business degree she runs that side of things as well as spending hours sitting on the computer and packaging up all the parcels. This allows me to just focus on making you lovely people your leather goods.
Marv's the quality inspector, he makes sure all of our products are 100% perfect and up to standard and if not he gives them the destroying treatment!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our shop and we hope you are all doing well!
Chris, Mairi and Marv