The Scottish Isles have unspoilt landscapes and beaches, amazing food and drink and rich history and culture to discover. However, the brands located there also produce exceptional quality goods, inspired and shaped by the landscapes and lifestyles of the Scottish Islands.
Black Isle Yarns
Black Isle Yarns started life when its founder, who grew up in East Lothian, turned her love for knitting and wool into a true passion. Disappointed with how tricky it was to source local, British wool, Julie Rutter investigated having local wool spun and the rest is history. Black Isle’s yarns are now custom spun with fleeces hand-selected from local farms and smallholdings, all on Eilean Dubh – the Black Isle.
Bute Island Sheese
Based on the Scottish Island of Bute, Bute Island Sheese make award-winning 100% dairy-free, vegan cheese on the Isle of Bute. The company started life in 1988 around a farmhouse kitchen table, creating a cheddar-style soya-based cheese alternative. Fast-forward thirty years, and today, Bute Island Sheese is delivered around the world in blocks, slices and grated ranges, reaching as far as Australia.
Isle of Skye Baking Company
The Isle of Skye Baking Company is family-owned and run and bakes 12 flavours of shortbread and 8 of oatcakes, as well as gingerbread, biscotti, fruitcake, tablet, artisan bread and a range of jams and chutneys.
Salar Smokehouse has over twenty years of experience in producing award-winning smoked salmon at their smokehouse on the Isle of South Uist.
Cromarty Pottery is hand-crafted in a pottery studio in Cromarty on the Black Isle, in the Scottish Highlands. They specialise in hand-making beautiful and distinctive ‘terracotta’ domestic ware and decorating it by hand using traditional methods.
Isle of Mull Cheese
Isle of Mull Cheese is run from a family dairy farm called Sgriob-Ruadh Farm, near Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Mull is a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides with stunning landscapes and unspoilt nature. Isle of Mull Cheese sell products on their website and you can even visit the dairy for a self-guided tour.