Remember next Sunday 3rd April is Mothers Day (UK) so don’t forget to remember your mum….
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Definitely improving as spring arrives……
Our sister company The Sgian Dubh Company is the place for Scottish Gifts for Men. We stock a huge range of Sgian Dubh (pronounced skee-an doo) which is an ornamental knife worn in the sock with Mens Kilt outfits.
Keep following our blog for much more from The Sgian Dubh Company
We recently exhibited at both the Scottish Trade Fair and the Irish one in Dublin. These are trade shows for wholesale customers. We were expecting them to be quiet because of the general economy but they were quite busy and everyone was quite positive. The shops were all pleased with the sales of Heathergems last year despite the economy. Heathergems has become an iconic Scottish product and are sought by customers from all over the world. Heathergems are one of the few things that are actually still made in Scotland and we are the only manufacturer.
Keep following our blog and we will let you know how we are getting on. If you don’t hear from us for a while you will know that we are bogged down trying to work out how the new machine works…….
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.
Unique and unusual bottle stopper
This is brand new, also nice Mothers Day Gift.
Mothering Sunday is coming up fast here in the UK.
We have put a small range of unique Scottish Heather Heart shaped gift ideas as gifts for your Mum this Mothers Day.
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.