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Edinburgh's Disgrace T-Shirt


  • The Edinburgh’s Disgrace Sweatshirt provides a bright, classic tee for the exploration of follies and sites of historical or contemporary interest. Screen-printed onto a reliable 100% organic cotton shirt, it’s available in three sizes.

    Known locally as ‘Edinburgh’s Disgrace’, the National Monument on Calton Hill was left half-finished when the money ran out. Today it stands as a familiar classical silhouette, forever under construction yet somehow complete, both a symbol of home for many and the stage scenery for countless selfies. To celebrate a phrase fondly used by Edinburgh locals, Collective Matter has worked with artist Mick Peter to create a range of products in praise of folly. 

    • White - 100% #EarthPositive organic cotton

    • Designed by Mick Peter for Collective Matter

  • Standard delivery items are usually dispatched within 4 business days after the order has been placed. We aim to deliver UK orders within 5-7 business days. International delivery times vary depending on the location. 

    All deliveries are dispatched using Royal Mail or a tracked courier. All tracking information will be sent via email.

    We also offer a pick up from store option at the checkout.

    Country Standard shipping Courier over £150
    UK £6.50 £15
    Europe £20 £35
    Rest of World £35 £50


    Please note overseas customers may find their orders are subject to import duties and taxes, which may be levied once a delivery reaches its destination country. These charges are the responsibility of the customer.


    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your purchase we will be happy to issue an exchange or refund within 30 days of receipt.

    An exchange or refund will be issued provided that you notify us before sending the item and that the item returned is in its original and unused condition, with all tags still attached.

    All refunds will be reimbursed via your original payment method.

    Postage and packaging costs are non-refundable, except in the event that the goods are faulty.

    To return your product, please mail it to: 

    Collective Matter, City Observatory, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA, UK

    Please include a note detailing why you are returning the item as well as your order number. 

    You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.