Top shopping experiences in the Highlands

Men – once you’ve tried a kilt, you might be tempted to ditch the trousers! There are plenty of places you can get a kilt made in the Highlands, such as Ben Wyvis in Inverness, where they are still hand-sewn in the traditional way using eight yards of tartan.

No trip to Scotland is complete without taking home a box of homemade shortbread. A well-established brand is Campbell’s in Callander, which has been producing shortbread since 1830.

The House of Bruar is located just north of Pitlochry, at the gateway to the Highlands region and is often referred to as the Harrods of Scotland. This is the place to buy the best Scottish cashmere and tweeds, along with Scottish foodie treats, plus browse the gifts hall specialising in British-made gifts. 

You can blend your very own bottle of whisky at Glengoyne Distillery. Go for the Malt Master Tour and you’ll be an expert in Scotland’s national drink, and leave with the best souvenir!

Did you know gorgeous Harris Tweed is woven using traditional methods in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland? Its geographical status has been protected since 1909 and its logo can only be used for material spun, dyed and woven there.

Scottish weaving mills are renowned for producing some of the best cashmere in the world. Fans of luxurious scarves and throws should head to Ayr on Scotland’s west coast to pick up bargains at the Balmoral Mill working factory with a shop outlet, and Begg and Company’s factory shop.

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