This time of year brings a flurry of activity across Historic Scotland as close to 30 sites, from Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse settlement on Shetland to Inchmahome Priory on an island in the Lake of Menteith reopen after the winter season.
Our retail team have been busy sourcing new and local products to stock in our shops. We met them this week to get a sneak peek at some of the merchandise soon to hit our shelves. Here are just some of the shiny new things that we got excited about – let us know when you spot them in our shops!
First up, chocolate (there’s really no better place to start!). We loved these little gift packs of handmade chocolate, the detail is really impressive. There will be five different designs to choose from, so you can munch your very own Edinburgh Castle or even have your crown and eat it.
Next, home decoration. We love these charming slogan designs in Scots dialect that adorn place mats, mugs and decorated signs. They’d make wonderful authentic Scottish presents – that is if you can bear to part with them.
Impress your friends with your culinary know-how using these unique food seasonings made from seaweed. Unfortunately we didn’t get to taste these but they certainly piqued our interest – anything to liven up dinner is a winner in our books!
To finish, another personal favourite – tea! We love a good brew in the office so we’re really looking forward to making our way through all these intriguing flavours which include love and courage, clear skin and sleep tea; all made here in Scotland!
There are lots more new products to look out for in all our shops including children’s presents, beautiful handcrafted jewellery and very attractive local tweed gifts.