Shopping & Art Galleries
Whether you wish to treat yourself to something or wish to take a gift home to someone Aberfeldy and the surrounding area can offer something for all the shopaholics amongst you! From locally made shortbread, handmade tweed to painting by local artists. We have listed below just a few of the shops worth visiting!
The Watermill Bookshop & Art Gallery
Open seven days a week, The Watermill Bookshop (in Mill Street just behind the butcher’s) won the award for UK Independent Bookshop of the Year in 2008-09. Books mingle with former mill equipment over the three floors, with a special children’s room on the ground floor. On the top floor, the art gallery shows a changing programme of modern art exhibitions. www.aberfeldywatermill.com
Just behind The Watermill is its partner business Homer, where you will find an inspiring collection of decorative accessories and essential items for your home and unique pieces of vintage furniture. www.aberfeldywatermill.com/homer/
Spirit of Wood
Spirit of Wood is a family run business established in 2000. The large showroom is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Aberfeldy and the surrounding area.
There are four spacious showrooms full of high quality furniture. They bring together the finest quality for many ranges of furniture offering a vast range of Pine, British Oak, Frenck Oak, Teak and Leather as well as a wealth of ideas in the form of colours, finishes, accessories and styles. Thus providing you with the ultimate source of inspiration.
Windows Gift Shop
Quality gifts for all occasions, Scottish and British crafts and jewellery, greeting cards and some original home decor. www.scottish-highland-giftshop.com
Aberfeldy Art Gallery
A wonderful art gallery with over 80 artists from all over Scotland taking part in an ever changing exhibition of traditional, contemporary and fine art spread out over the gallery’s 4 rooms. In 2003 the gallery expanded into the area of fine art paintings, and over the past 5 years has shown works by some of Scotland’s best known artists.
In addition to paintings the gallery also shows figures, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glassware and wooden articles, both big and small. www.aberfeldygallery.co.uk
The Highland Chocolatier
The first visitor centre in Scotland dedicated to chocolate, its origins, and the wondrous ways of turning cocoa into the most sought after and adored of all confections, has opened in Highland Perthshire at a beauty spot by the River Tay. The new attraction is part of Legends of Grandtully, whose enchanting coffee house, gift showrooms and gourmet chocolate shop is already highly popular with locals and visitors to this key area. www.highlandchocolatier.com
House of Bruar
Situated just 15 miles north of Aberfeldy, The House of Bruar boasts some of Scotland’s finest produce, clothing and artwork. You will find everything from Scottish tweed to cashmere jumpers to food hampers. There is also an art gallery, as well as food halls offering some of the best produce Scotland has to offer. You can enjoy a tasty lunch in their restaurant. . If after all that you need to stretch your legs you can explore the magnificent Falls of Bruar with its spectacular waterfalls. There is something for all ages including an outdoor play area for the little ones! www.houseofbruar.com