Alpine Bikes, Scotland’s Bike Specialists is now the biggest independent cycle retailer in Scotland. We offer a wide range of kit from brands including Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Endura, Fox, Stolen Goat, Dakine & Whyte. We live and breathe cycling, so whatever your aspirations, whatever your experience, we’ll help you take your cycling up a gear.
At Blues Ski, Scotland’s Ski Specialist, we’ve been providing the finest ski equipment for over 30 years, and we’ve been skiing on every continent. With collections from top brands including Fischer, Head, Rossignol, Black Crows, Norrona, Arc'teryx, Scott, Spyder & Kjus, whatever you ski, we’ve got you covered.
Graham and Maude Tiso start trading from the back room of a boat shop in Edinburgh before moving nearby to their own premises on Rodney street
Our logo back then
The Rodney Street store relocates to Welllington Place, Leith (pictured). Graham Tiso works with key brands Chouinard, Salewa, Berghaus, Helly Hansen, Stubai and Raichle on equipment innovation, developing products including climbing tools, rucksacks, tents, clothing and boots.
Tiso opens on Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Today this is one of the top retail destinations in the UK.
Graham Tiso dies in a tragic accident. Company takes on Limited company status with Chris Tiso as CEO and Maude Tiso as Chairman. All three brothers, Donald, Rory and Chris are by now working in the business together.
Our first Outdoor Experience store, the first of its kind in the UK, is opened in Leith by Maude Tiso and Alan Hinkes.
The store features a waterproof testing cabinet, a boot test path, a stove test area and water purification well.
This store along with office and warehouse are all located in one building.
A second Outdoor Experience store is opened in Glasgow by Maude Tiso and Polly Murray.
Polly has just returned from Everest being the first Scottish woman to summit. When Glasgow Outdoor Experience opens, it is the largest specialist outdoor retail store in Europe and sets a new standard for outdoor retailing in the UK.
Tiso.com goes live
Tiso acquires Alpine Bikes, and have since opened another 5 bike stores, which include sales and hire facilities at the Glentress downhill and trail centre.
Tiso acquires the iconic George Fisher business in Keswick.
Inverness Outdoor Experience opens featuring an Alpine Bikes, indoor climbing wall and café.
Tiso Perth Outdoor Experience opens signifying the next stage of the Outdoor Experience concept. The store which features Alpine Bikes, Blues the Ski Shop, a climbing wall, a soft play centre and a 100 seat café quickly establishes flagship status.
Tiso acquires Blues the Ski Shop from founder, Graham Spinks. The companies have been working together as partners for over 25 years.
Tiso celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the “Spirit of Adventure” Lecture series featuring Polly Murray, Guy Grieve and Mark Beaumont.
JD Sports invests in Tiso Group.
Tiso opens in Aviemore, signifying the latest iteration of the Outdoor Experience store concept. Situated within sight of the iconic Cairngorm mountain range, a long held ambition to have a flagship store in Scotland’s adventure capital is finally realised.
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