Visitors are invited to browse the selection of goods on show in our Gift Shop, which is full of items specially chosen by the Laird’s wife to complement their visit to the Castle.
We have scarves, gloves, socks and woollen blankets by world-famous cashmere producer Johnstons of Elgin, luxurious soaps, moisturisers and bath products from Scottish Fine Soaps and The Highland Soap Company, sheepskin hats, gloves and rugs, a variety of Harris Tweed items including bags, ties, spectacle cases, and hip flasks, and a range of pendants, earrings and brooches from the Heathergems collection. We also stock a delectable selection of biscuits and shortbread from Walkers of Aberlour, pure heather honey, gift tins filled with biscuits or fudge, and an assortment of toys, games and books for children.
Featured alongside the more traditional Highland gifts and our own ‘Ballindalloch Castle’ souvenir range are items from some of our talented local producers, including lavender Highland Cows and Scottie dogs from ‘Blairies of Banffshire’, and a variety of locally-made jams, chutneys and marmalades. In addition, we have a new range of candles and home fragrancing, made locally and for sale exclusively at the Castle.
Our selection of books ranges from the natural environment, history and whisky to walking guides and maps – and, of course, we stock the cookbooks ‘I Love Food’, ‘I Love Food 2’, and ‘I Love Food 3’, as well as ‘I Love Banffshire’ (the latter produced for charity), all by the Laird’s mother, Clare Macpherson-Grant Russell – more about these on our Books page.