Shopping Local in the Central Highlands

A major reason for our site is to promote the shop local ethos. We believe the little guys who work so hard deserve your custom. From crafts and food to beer and beach balls, you’ll find small independent retailer who can help. And you’ll enjoy the banter too!


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
e: janice@bluethistle.com
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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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GlenWyvis Distillery – Dingwall, Ross-shire

The Worlds First 100% Community Owned Distillery

t: +44 (0)1349 862005
e: info@glenwyvis.com
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Find out more about GlenWyvis Distillery

In 2016, 2600 people invested in GlenWyvis Distillery Community Benefit Society – to create the world’s first 100% community-owned distillery. And from 3rd August 2017, you can join us.

By investing just £250, you will become part-owner of a whisky distillery. Crucially, your investment will also support the regeneration of Dingwall, creating jobs and opportunities for young people – as future profits will be re-invested back into the community to support worthwhile projects. We’ve also made it easy to gift an investment to family or friends.

GlenWyvis Basecamp is our community shop and visitor centre on Dingwall High Street. We are still busy building GlenWyvis Distillery, so Basecamp is our interim home for now. Pop in to meet the GlenWyvis team and learn more about the community-led revival of craft distilling in Dingwall.

The historic town of Dingwall is part of the world renowned North Coast 500 – and Basecamp is an official NC500 passport-stamping destination. NC500 GlenWyvis Gin is also stocked exclusively at Basecamp – each bottle of this limited-edition gin is individually numbered and bottled at 50.0% abv in honour of this iconic touring route.

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