Shopping Local in the Central Highlands

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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
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 GOODWILL Scottish Gin – 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 GOODWILL Scottish Gin

GlenWyvis Distillery opened in late 2017 bringing distilling back to the town of Dingwall for the first time in over 90 years. We produce single malt whisky and craft gin in the world’s first 100% community-owned, fully sustainable distillery.

As a community benefit society, a share of all our future profits will be invested back into community projects both locally and further afield. To date, more than 3,200 people from 32 countries have invested £3.2 million to join us on the journey.

In June 2018, we rebranded and relaunched our flagship gin with a new name, bottle and packaging. GlenWyvis GoodWill Gin is made using nine botanicals, including local hawthorn berries, and has a crisp full-bodied taste. Available in a 700ml bottle, GoodWill Gin is made to share – and embodies our community ethos.

GlenWyvis GoodWill gin can be purchased online - visit the website for details.

Investment in the second GlenWyivs share offer can still be made via Crowdfunder - and everyone is welcome to join!

The latest GlenWyvis stockist, Highland Farm Cafe, is on the outskirts of Dingwall on the Old Evanton Road. It will be the first Click and Collect partner for GlenWyvis in the Highlands. What’s more, until the distillery is able to offer on-site visits, the café will also be the new venue for private tastings. Anyone interested in booking a tutored GlenWyvis tasting at Highland Farm Café should contact Michael Fraser at michael.fraser@glenwyvis.com

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