1981 - 2021. Paper Tiger Is Forty Posted on 1 Jan 09:30


In 2021, Paper Tiger celebrates forty years of trading on the High Street. 

Paper Tiger began life as an integral part of the Studio One shop. Studio One was founded by John Johnson in 1966, and was a mecca for discerning Edinburgh shoppers for fifty years. John and the Studio One business created a collection of successful shops, and Paper Tiger and Studio One Furniture both continue to trade to this day. 

The first Paper Tiger shop opened in 1981 at 16 Stafford Street, focused on design led cards and stationery. A branch was added on Lothian Road a few years later, and we began trading online in 2016. You can read more about us here.

In the coming year, we will be expanding our Paper Tiger Works collections of cards stationery and gifts - growing our range of successful notebooks, and launching new and exclusive card ranges. We are also collaborating with illustrators, makers and manufacturers to create some fun and special one offs and limited editions to celebrate forty years of Paper Tiger. 

The whole team are looking forward to welcoming you back to our stores and to our city in 2021. As soon as we can, we will be reopening the shops, and we know our friends and neighbours in the Edinburgh tourism and hospitality sectors are ready and waiting for visitors to return from near and far. 

In the meantime, we trade online, and you can follow us on all of our social media accounts - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin