Scarborough town was founded around 966AD as Skardaborg, by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider.
In the Middle Ages, Scarborough Fair was permitted in a royal charter as a six week trading festival which ran from August 15th until 29th September. The fair continued to be held for 500 years, into the 18th century and is commemorated in the song, Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Today, Scarborough is one of Yorkshire’s renaissance towns. Although on a much depleted scale, her fishing industry still survives and is a major contributor to the local economy. Tourism is another and visitors flock to the town to enjoy Scarborough’s temperate climate and its wide.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, we use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, we use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one.
We’ve made some positive changes to our processes, so you can be sure you’re getting the same great puzzles and know they are kinder to the environment. Not only does the box have a fresh new look, but we’ve used biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap, reducing our plastic waste. We use vegetable-based inks too. The gloss coating on the box gives extra protection and the puzzle pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by most councils.
Because the box is slightly smaller than our previous designs, we need less room to transport our products which reduces our carbon footprint and means you can store your puzzles more easily. We have also popped an artwork poster inside for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.