A brief history...

The Marchbrae Story

Charles Angus Marchbrae was born in Dalkeith on the outskirts of Edinburgh where his father was a stonemason and building worker.

At thirteen he was apprenticed to a tailor whom he served for six years. He then went to Edinburgh to make his fortune and this is where in 1771 he opened a small gentlemans tailoring workshop which was located not far from Parliament Square in the centre of the city and the heart of political, legal and business life in not only Edinburgh but Scotland.

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