A GIFT of a unique cashmere scarf could be the start of a relationship between football giants Rangers and one of Moray’s biggest businesses.
Johnston’s of Elgin made a special Rangers scarf which they used to mark the Ibrox outfit’s league match in Elgin last week, and presented to club chairman Charles Green on his visit to Moray.
George McNeil, managing director of Johnston’s retail division, a lifelong Rangers fan who was brought up only a stone’s throw from their famous stadium, handed over the cashmere gift after being invited to the big game by Elgin City chairman Graham Tatters. And he revealed how Mr Green was so impressed by the limited edition scarf, it has opened up a potential business opportunity for the Elgin firm.
“We knew we had a nice Rangers scarf made of cashmere, and got it initialised as a gift to Charles Green,” Mr McNeil said.
“We tried to plant the seed for what Johnston’s stands for – made in Scotland, 215 years ago.
“We exchanged business cards, and his parting comment was that he would be in touch with the possibility of looking to us to make scarves for him.
“It could be that a little gift like that can bring a lot of business to the area. It just puts it onto the map and into the minds of the people who are influential.”
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