Here is a link to our Celtic, Bead and Thong Pendant collection. Unique Heathergems beads, made from real Scottish Heather.
Well the weather is reasonable and the shop is getting busier. We have just bought a new, well almost new, CNC Lathe to turn our Heathergem Heather Beads. We have had some training and been shown how to use it. It is rather complicated but I am sure that we will get there. Once it is fully up and running it will save Paul a lot of time turning. He currently turns all the Heather beads on a Colchester Lathe. We should also be able to produce more and different shapes of beads so if you would like to see something new, please let us know.This picture shows the machine arriving. It had to be lifted in and brought through the shop and did create something of a mess.
Welcome to the first blog from Heathergems in Pitlochry, Scotland, UK.
This is our main factory where we produce Heathergems and also have a Visitor Centre and Factory Shop here in Pitlochry Scotland, UK.
The factory is located behind Pitlochry Tourist Office which is ideal for tourists coming to see us. Pitlochry is primarily a tourist town located in central Perthshire, Scotland. It has been a tourist destination nice the 19th century when Queen Victoria visited on her way to Balmoral.
We have been making Heathergems for over 40 years and have been in Pitlochry for 16 years. We were in Blair Atholl a few miles north of Pitlochry before coming here.
The weather has been milder for the last couple of weeks and the worst of the snow has now cleared. The roads are clear and more visitors are starting to visit the shop again. Unfortunately in mid March there is snow forecast again but it surely can’t be as bad again as it was in December.
Nevertheless the snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils are coming out and as ever the rugged heather all around us is in great condition.Keep following our new blog and we will tell you more about what is happening in Pitlochry and particularly at Heathergems.