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You come to the Highlands and Islands because you want to experience all it has to offer. This page is about all things made right here. Potteries, artists, weavers and gift shops – real gifts from the real Scotland. And at the same time, you will be supporting the local economy. Not a warehouse in sight – just quality craftsmanship!

 

Duncan House – Strathaird, Isle of Skye

Fine Celtic Handmade Jewellery

t: +44 (0)1471 866366 | Website
e: enquiry@duncan-house.com | Facebook

Find out more about Duncan House

Garth Duncan is a world known jeweller of the highest quality. Specialising on Celtic and Pictish pieces, Garth designs and makes each one himself in his studio on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

All the designs are carved, cast, and forged by Garth himself and most of the work is accomplished by lost wax casting methods, followed by chasing and engraving.

Whether it is a unique piece from the online collection or a personal commission, we know you can’t fail to be impressed. We are!

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Julie Williamson Designs – Whalsay, Shetland Islands

Printed Textiles Inspired by the Shetland Islands

t: +44 (0)1806 566213 | Website
e: info@juliewilliamsondesigns.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

Find out more about Julie Williamson Designs

Julie is a Textile Designer living and working from her home on the small Island of Whalsay, Shetland Islands. She currently designs and create interior products, accessories and unique gifts, and the designs are influenced by the rich heritage and culture within the Shetland Islands. Inspired by the local imagery, wildlife and folk-lore stories, Julie produces unique gifts for any occasion.

Julie loves old Toile De Jouy scenes and creating her own scenes from memories, into beautiful contemporary scenes that have a story to share. From lampshades & cushions to prints, mugs, tea towels, aprons and fabric, the range is exceptional and for those with a love of locally made products, perfect for that Made in Scotland gift.

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Ardtornish Gift Shop and Estate Meat – Morvern Peninsula

Scottish gifts and estate lamb, beef and venison

t: +44 (0)1967 421228 | Website
e: kathryn@ardtornish.com | Facebook | Twitter

Find out more about Ardtornish Gift Shop and Estate Meat

We have a small Gift Shop & Information Centre in the Estate Square, open from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm Monday to Friday and 9.00 am to 10.00 am on Saturdays. The shop boasts a variety of local artisan crafts including our own Ardtornish tweed items. Most items we stock come from within a 30-mile radius of the estate. Practical goods include maps, midge repellent, fishing flies, and postcards.

We sell books of local interest – including Faith Raven’s book about the Ardtornish Garden, Prof. Peter Warren’s book about the marbles at Ardtornish House, a range of Sarah Raven’s cookery and botanical books, and Christopher Bacon’s book about almost fifty years at Inninmore.

We are very proud to also have our own Estate meat for sale. We sell beef from our Highland cattle, lamb, and from the older sheep, mutton. We also sell wild venison from the Estate. We have a wide range of cuts, from prime fillet steak to burgers, mince, and stewing steak. The quality is excellent and the items are packaged and frozen for convenience.

There is a free to use broadband PC & Wifi hotspot for use while the shop is open, and a post box at the entrance.

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Ardtornish Kitchen Garden – Fresh Produce Daily – Morvern Peninsula

Own grown vegetables, soft fruit, herbs and salad

t: +44 (0)1967 421228 | Website
e: kathryn@ardtornish.com | Facebook | Twitter

Find out more about Ardtornish Kitchen Garden – Fresh Produce Daily

The sleeping giant was awoken and the renovation and restoration project began. In the first year most of my time and resources were spent reclaiming growing areas and improving the infrastructure of the garden, putting in drainage, paths, beds and an awful lot of clearance and weeding. However, even in that first summer the fruit and vegetable areas and polytunnels were put into some production. It is from now, the spring of 2017 that we can really start to discover what’s possible.

My aim is to provide visitors to the estate high quality local, seasonal and fresh fruit and vegetables for sale produced in an environmentally sensitive way, whilst also continuing to develop and restore this fabulous part of the estate.

Please call up to the Kitchen garden during your visit, either to buy some produce or just to look around. I would be most delighted to welcome you.

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Picture Bute – Arts & Crafts, Gifts and Photography – Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Local and Scottish gifts, art and photography - also online

t: +44 (0)1700 500030 | Website
e: phil@picturebute.com | Facebook | Twitter

Find out more about Picture Bute – Arts & Crafts, Gifts and Photography

When looking for the perfect gift, Picture Bute has almost every angle covered! Focussing on local and Scottish products, you can buy locally made crafts, paintings and gifts, ranging from Harris Tweed to Christening Cups. If you’re looking for something more personal, you can upload your own photos onto various gifts! The owner is also an accomplished photographer and has prints for sale, as well as being available for your wedding day photography.

Being situated just a few minutes’ walk from the ferry point at Rothesay, whether you are staying or visiting for the day, it’s easy to visit the shop. Meet the owner and get some advice on gifts or even photography and the Island. Locals love to chat! If you can’t make it in person, the online shop is extensive and easy to use. Birthday, Christmas, Christening or just because….we know you’ll find something to love.

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Embrace Gifts – Gifts from Scotland and beyond! – Strathpeffer, Ross-shire

Boutique gift shop in the Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer

t: +44 (0)1997 421133 | Website
e: janice@bluethistle.com | Facebook | Twitter

Find out more about Embrace Gifts – Gifts from Scotland and beyond!

EMBRACE is a boutique gift shop, down at The Old Station in the Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer, in the Highlands of Scotland. Here you will discover lots of unique gifts: soaps, candles & candle holders, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and prints, linen clothing, leather bags, beautiful scarves, designer cards, and many, many more lovely things. Is it any wonder they were finalists in the Best Newcomer in the Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2016!

Designer gifts, handmade by artists and craftspeople from the Highlands of Scotland, sit alongside a wide range of attractive products that Janice has personally sourced from selected suppliers throughout the UK and beyond. There’s always something new to discover, something fresh to see – and there’s always a lovely warm welcome too. We highly recommend a browse!

EMBRACE is also online. Stocks of these items are limited and when they sell, they may not be replaced by identical items so please do get your orders in quickly. Janice will keep adding new products and featuring different gifts here, so do keep checking back or come and visit them in Strathpeffer! If you see something on their Facebook page or website that doesn’t feature in the online shop, please get in touch. It may be possible to order over the phone. Beautiful gifts for any occasion!

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Dennis Hardley Photography – Oban

Photography from around Scotland

t: +44 (0)1631 720434 | Website
e: info@scotphoto.com | Facebook

Find out more about Dennis Hardley Photography

Dennis Hardley is a photographer of exceptional talent. He produces the most amazing photos which you can buy online in prints of various sizes. From castles and beaches, to wildlife and boats, he mainly concentrates on Scotland, but you will find Blackpool donkeys and Liverpool cathedrals in there too!

With over 40,000 stock photos you are guaranteed to find the perfect print. Whether it’s for yourself or a present for someone else, the search function makes it easy to find just what you want. Alternatively, lose a few hours looking through – once you start you won’t want to stop! With prints starting at just £12 for an A4, treating yourself or others has never been easier or more affordable. Get your own little piece of Scotland!

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Resipole Studios Art Gallery – Strontian, Ardnamurchan

Contemporary Art Studio and Gallery for Scottish Artists

t: +44 (0)1967 431506 | Website
e: mail@resipolestudios.co.uk | Facebook

Find out more about Resipole Studios Art Gallery

The gallery is a fresh and exciting building, which lends itself very well indeed to the exhibitions held here throughout the year. Offering various genres from different artists, we would be bold enough to say that all tastes are catered for. Go along and browse or buy and you can also buy online, the originals or prints. It’s also worth checking the web-site for details of Events and Exhibitions.

Many of the Scottish artists displayed, paint in a traditional way, meaning they can capture the true essence of the Highlands in the colours, brushwork and subjects. But you don’t have to be an art critic to appreciate the work. Here at true Highlands we know what we like and that’s all that matters. A visit to Resipole Studios (in person or online) is a feast for the eyes!

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