John Dick Leather Goods

Home of The Lochgelly Tawse / School Belt

The Lochgelly Tawse is currently made by Margaret Dick at the John Dick Leather Goods workshop just outside Lochgelly and has been created by members of the family spanning three generations. Today, Margaret Dick is the third generation in her family to make the Tawse and follows in the footsteps of her Father John. J.Dick and Grandfather George.W. Dick but ‘The Lochgelly Tawse’ goes right back to the late 1800’s and starts with my Grandfather’s Master Saddler Robert Philp. Read more about the History…

How The Tawse Was Traditionally Made:

Follow the steps of how the Tawse was traditionally made.

How to care for your tawse

The Tawse are hard wearing and durable, but by following proper procedure you can make sure they look the best for as long as possible.

Caring For your tawse