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The Trophy Boss started in a garden shed in Wigtown.

Such a cliché – but in this case it’s true.

Trophy Boss from Briars Engravers

Are you local to Wigtown and looking for a gift or card to celebrate a special occasion? Pop into Briars Engravers & feel free to browse, knowing our experienced members of staff are always on hand to help.

Or are you a visitor to Wigtown, Newton Stewart or Dumfries & Galloway and looking for gifts to take home or mementos of your trip? Come in and see us. We stock a full range of traditional to modern Scottish giftware – many with engraving options too.

In fact, engraving is a big part of what we do. From pet collars to Quaich’s – even bits for motorbikes. Ask us about engraving, you might be surprised at what we can do.

Briars is a gift shop with gifts for all occasions. From birthdays, weddings and anniversaries to new houses, new babies and new jobs. And you’ll find stock that’s always changing. So if you haven’t been in for a while – drop in for a look and see for yourself what’s new.

Not local or visiting just looking for a gift, trophy, medal or the like? Then shop online today as we shipped to all corners of the UK.


You may have heard of Briars Engravers if you shop in Wigtown. Or the Trophy Boss if you shop online. But here you can find out about the man behind both – Ian.

Ian’s story is one of making the most of when unpleasant things happen. In Ian’s case he lost his balance, his driving licence and then his job. But not one for sitting idle, he looked for something he could do. And it turned out engraving was his thing.

Fast forward five years. Ian can walk and drive again. He still has bilateral vistubula hypofunction (no balance). But if he gets wobbly he’ll count backwards in threes from one hundred. Try it – takes concentration, doesn’t it? So much concentration that it confuses Ian’s brain and stops him falling over. Strange but true.

And here’s something else that’s strange but true. Ian once took two full days to engrave the back of a watch. Well, it was £17,000 of Victorian Rolex. That’s how much his customers trust him. They also trust his skills and dexterity with more unusual engraving jobs too – like putting the face of a favourite pet onto the crankshaft of a motorcycle.

Ian’s famous saying used to be “if it’s harder than leather – we’ll have a go at engraving it.” Now, with Ian’s latest toy, a laser engraver, he can engrave almost anything including leather and even bread!

So now you know a bit about Ian at Briars Engravers or the Trophy Boss if you shop online. And it comes with a challenge. Because if you’re giving a gift and you want to personalise it with a favourite quote, poem or saying – even an image, ask Ian. You might be surprised by what he can do.

Do you have an engraving job in mind? Call 01988 402287 and talk to Ian, he’ll walk you through the process.

Or come into the shop on North Main Street, Wigtown where engraving, with good ol’ fashion customer service is what we do.

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