Scottish Producers Pop In and Pop Up!

Colonsay Brewery

Our Scottish Year of Food and Drink in 2015 was such a huge success that we are continuing our producer showcases throughout 2016!

Our weekly spotlight on individual producers is a chance for you to celebrate Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce by meeting producers face to face and tasting their products for the first (or second or third) time.

If you haven’t already, sign up to our newsletter for updates.

Photo: Colonsay Brewery really know how to serve a great taste of their beer!

Our 2016 Scottish producer showcases are on Thursdays, 3-6 pm with some dates awaiting producer confirmation so keep an eye on the list below.

Monumental Challenge in Edinburgh Aims High

Edinburgh Monumental Challenge 2016

If you’re like us, climbing tall buildings and hills around Edinburgh isn’t always at the top of your To Do list.

Here’s an exciting opportunity to change that!



The Monumental Challenge is an invite to local Edinburghers between October 8 and December 8 2016 to climb all 430 steps to the top of the Scott Monument on Princes Street and Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.

With us so far?

Register your success at the top of both by getting your ticket stamped and be automatically entered to win an exclusive package of experiences including…ta da…a £100 shopping spree at Cranachan & Crowdie.

Very cool, right?!

Here are the details for the Monumental Challenge.

Roots Soda Stands Out From The Crowd

One of our very local producers, Roots Soda, is a testament not only to hard work but a strong belief in making a product to be enjoyed, savoured and not fill us with tons of sugar.

Mark and Hannah at Roots Soda are also great supporters of their stockists. It’s such a pleasure to be part of a Scottish Soda Love Fest!

Of course we can highly recommend you try each of the sodas in their range…which we just happen to stock.

Pop in and pick up a six pack of chilled Roots Soda!

Cranachan and Crowdie’s Gluten Free Range

Don’t you just hate it when your gluten intolerance stops you enjoying your favourite Scottish treats? Well never fear, as Cranachan and Crowdie’s gluten free range is here! They stock a terrific range of gluten free goodies, with much more choice than your average supermarket. Say goodbye to compromising on crumbly, bland biscuits; instead choose from shortbread, ginger snaps and cookies as well as oatcakes and cakes during their busy Christmas season. So treat yourself! You gluten-free heroes deserve it.

Having trouble finding something to go with your gluten free oatcakes? No problem. Choose from Henshelwood’s range of gluten free chutneys.

And in 2016 they have added Edinburgh’s very own Bellfield Brewery glutenfree beer.

Cranachan and Crowdie are always on the look-out for more gluten free products to add to their ever expanding range, so keep those eyes peeled!

Lisa’s Top Tip: Sometimes we simply have to let others speak for us, like Gluten Free Edinburgh

What’s In Store For 2016!

What’s in store for 2016 you ask? 2015 has been the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland and we filled every Thursday with producer pop-ups in the shop. They were popular with visitors and we learned (and tasted) a lot so we plan to continue this throughout 2016.

We intend to introduce new and exclusive producers to our customers! We believe we have the largest selection of Scottish products on our shelves and we want to continue supporting small, artisanal producers while celebrating and promoting Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce.

If you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter on our homepage and we will keep you updated about our activities, including private tasting events.

We look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time in 2016!

Beth & Fiona

Year of Food & Drink has arrived on the Royal Mile!

2015 is exploding with the Year of Food & Drink ahead of us and we aim to be at the centre of it all!

Our weekly spotlight on individual producers is a chance for you to celebrate Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce by meeting the producers face to face and tasting their products for the first time.

If you haven’t already, sign up to our newsletter for updates.

We are showcasing our Scottish producers every Thursday, 4-7pm during 2015 (except June 10, see below):

We look forward to seeing you and introducing our local, Scottish food and drink producers!

Personalised Scottish Hamper for Any Occasion

Scottish Food & Drink Hamper

You can create a totally customised hamper filled with high quality Scottish food, drink and gifts for someone special. We can help with suggestions and pairings, but it is totally up to you what goes into your hamper.

While we don’t have all our products available to view on our website, we are ready to help with a PSS (Phone-Shop-Ship) session where we walk around the shop with a basket and describe items to you over the phone and you select what goes into your Scottish Christmas hamper.

We help our customers create hampers and baskets for any occasion, including birthdays, anniversaries and visiting business colleagues.

Call Fiona and Beth on 0131 556 7194 to find out how we can help.

We can take your payment over the phone and then make up the hamper to your specifications. We use a major shipper so your package is tracked and insured.

Here is a partial list of our unique Scottish items:

  • Scottish cheese, smoked salmon & venison, haggis
  • Black Bun and Selkirk Bannock
  • Scottish gin, vodka, beer and fruit liqueurs (including some special first batch bottles)
  • Scottish chocolates and hard sweeties
  • Shortbread House of Edinburgh’s best selling tins
  • Scottish Borders tweed picnic bag
  • Scottish Borders tweed dog coats
  • Harris Tweed Christmas tree ornaments (seasonal)
  • Whisky stones made from Scottish granite
  • Soya candles in specially selected and often vintage china pieces
  • Hand detailed food-safe slate canapé tray with chilli or antler metal handles
  • Hand turned Scottish wooden bowls
  • Angela Pointon, St Andrews, Michelle Lowe, Tom Butcher & Tain Pottery pieces including candle sticks, mugs, egg cups, casserole dish and bicycle themed platters.
  • Darach whisky glass holder made from a whisky barrel stave (and choices of regional whisky 20cl bottles)
  • Darach whisky barrel stave tea light holder from 3 to 6 tea lights
  • Darach whisky barrel chair, bench, half moon table and log holder
  • Scottish wool knitted tea and coffee cosies (looking for good homes!)
  • Harris Tweed tea cosies
  • Scottish cookery and whisky lover books (we often have copies signed by authors)
  • An array of Scottish children’s books
  • Harris Tweed iPad, mini iPad and phone sleeves
  • Harris Tweed poo bag carrier for your favourite pooch
  • Hand turned spurtles for stirring your porridge
  • Tea towels and cloth shopping bags from a range of Scottish designers including Braw Scotland, Babs Pease and Scott Inness

Call Fiona and Beth on 0131 556 7194 to find out how we can help.

Christmas & Hogmanay a Huge Success

Beth & Fiona attending the Visit Scotland Regional Thistle Awards

Thank you to all our customers who have made our 3rd Christmas season a roaring success! It’s no secret that we love our customers because you love Scottish made products as much as we do. Thank you!!

During January we will be recharging after a very busy 2014 and also searching for new food, drink and gift products. This chunk of time off gives us the chance to travel around Scotland and meet with  some of our current producers. We’re hoping to make it to a couple new distilleries as well. If you know of any new Scottish products that you love, please let us know.

What’s in store for 2015 you ask? 2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink so we will have a weekly spotlight on our individual producers to celebrate and promote Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce. We plan to introduce new people and new products to our customers and our visitors! This means lots of pop up producer tasting events in the shop, so if you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter in the side bar.

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