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Dirleton Castle launches new retail ranges

15 July 2014

Dirleton Castle launches new retail ranges

East Lothian residents in search of the perfect gift have a new addition to their high street – and it comes from one of its oldest residents.

Dirleton Castle has re-launched its gift shop with an emphasis on contemporary gifts and showcasing independent suppliers.

New stockists include St Andrews Pottery, Miss IntegriTea, Earth Squared, which makes fair trade tweed handbags, the Country Candle Company, and the Whisky Sauce Company, whose sauces are made from 100% natural ingredients in Tayside.

The castle opened the doors on its new retail offering on Sunday 13 July, where a piper welcomed guests into the gift shop at a special launch event where visitors were treated to a sneak preview of the new ranges as well as prize giveaways.

Natasha Troitino, Head of Merchandise and Product Development at Historic Scotland said.

“We’ve got some really exciting new products in the gift shop at Dirleton Castle, from retro kitchen items to contemporary tweed handbags.

“We’ve focussed very much on looking to bringing in a number of smaller, independent suppliers to provide local residents – as well as visitors - with the opportunity to pop in and pick up a really lovely individual item.

“From exquisite, herbal teas made in Edinburgh to handmade pottery items from St Andrews, it’s a great place to pick up a last minute gift!”

Dirleton Castle’s new gift boutique is now open. For more information on the castle visit the Dirleton Castle property detail page

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