About Us

Clanskates History

In August 1988 Clanskates opened its doors for the first time. Founded by Davie Phillips and Jamie Blair, two Scottish Pro skateboarders, sponsored at the time by Zorlac and Schmitt Stix.
 
In 1989 Clanskates won the Readers Digest New UK Business award with prize money of £6000. Kerching!
On the same night that we were announced as winners the shop was broken into and virtually the entire inventory was stolen.
 
Winter 1989 - Clan sells its first snowboard.
 
1991 - Clan Surf Adventures begins.
 
1991 - Davie Phillips retires from Clanskates to cycle to India.
 
1991 - Recession bites, Clanskates survives Poizone Clothing, originally launched by Davie Phillips back in 1984, signs its first major contract to supply the Japanese market.
 
1993 - Jamie Blair moves to Cornwall (sort of) and leaves the shop in the capable hands of Jeff Fraser (skate and snowboard master of disaster).
Later that year Jamie returns to Glasgow and launches Clan Surf School.
 
1998 - Poizone clothing moves it’s manufacturing base to Bali, Indonesia… the waves are better there.
 
2000 - Skateboarding continues to grow throughout the UK.
 
2005 - Snowboarding continues to grow in popularity in Scotland.
 
2008 - Surfing continues to grow in popularity.
 
Things are good for Clanskates.
 
2008/09 - Skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding all fall off a cliff.
 
2011 - They all survive the fall and come back wiser and stronger.
 
August/Sept 2013 – Clanskates celebrates it's 25th Anniversary! Jamie sleeps a wee bit longer.
 
2018 - Clanskates sells it’s first hoverboard!
 
2025 - Finally, we all have jetpacks to get around.
 

Address

Clanskates


45 Hyndland St  

Glasgow

G11 5QF

 

Tel: 0141 339 6523

Email: info@clanskates.co.uk

 

Or use our contact form.

Opening times

Mon - Sat: 10 - 17:30

Sunday: Christmas time only 12 - 4

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