Shopping Guide

No matter if you are a romantic, an outdoorsman or a fashion maven, you will find some high quality products in Scotland to fill your shopping bag.

Scotland is known for its fine wool products and the many tartan plaid fabrics, each denoting a particular Scottish Clan. Other wool items are updated versions of the Fisherman sweaters from the Arran Isles. Originally these sweaters were woven from unwashed sheep’s wool, so were waterproof because of the natural lanolin in the wool.

Since it is reputed that golf was first played in Scotland, there are many golf-related items for sale in Scotland. Everything from golf clubs to tees can be found for the Golfer who has everything and needs more of the same.

Celtic music, jewelry and other crafted items are also available in abundance in Scotland.

Scotland is the country of origin for Scotch Whiskey. Buying this king of alcohols from the source offers a financial savings as well as many more choices.

If tasting Scotch seems like a great way to pass the day, you can follow the Malt Whiskey Trail, which is a 70-mile drive. All distilleries offer guided tours with tastes for about $3-6 each.
Website: http://www.maltwhiskeytrail.com

Some of the distilleries on the trail:

Cardhu Distillery Visitor Center
Knockando, Abelour, Banffshire
Tel: 0134-087-2555
Open: Daily Jul.1-Sep. 30

Dalwhinnie Distillery
Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire
Tel: 0154-067-2219
Open: daily in July and Aug.

Glenfarclas Distillery
Ballindalloch, Banffshire
Tel: 0180-750-0245

Glenfiddich Distillery
Dufftown, Banffshire
Tel: 1340-820373
Website: http://www.glenfiddich.com

Glen Grant
Rothes, by Aberlour, Banffshire
Tel: 0154-278-3318

Glenlivet Distillery
Ballindalloch, Banffshire
Tel: 0154-278-3220
Open: Apr 1-Oct 31.

Strathisla
Seafield Ave.
Keith, Banffshire
Tel: 0154-278-3044
Open: Apr 1-Oct 31.

The Macallan
Craigellachie, Banffshire
Tel: 0134-087-1471
Visits by appointment only
Website: http://www.themacallan.com