The Independent Golfer

Shopping in Scotland

Although golf will clearly be the focus of your trip, there will probably be a need to do a little shopping. There are the folks back home who would be pleased with a gift from Scotland other than a tin of Scottish Shortbread that you could buy in the airport as you return. There also might be some interesting items that you or that a non-golfing member of your traveling party might be interested in.

Scotland offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities, from the tourist kitsch that can be found in all the tour bus stops to beautifully crafted artistic objects that carry the imprint of Scotland's rich celtic heritage.

If you want to think about possible shopping opportunities as you prepare for your golf trip, here are a few possibilities.

  • Scotland is famous for its extensive offerings in woolens, knitwear and tweed. Here are three sites that can get you thinking.

Old Byre, Scotland

Pringle of Scotland

Andrew Elliot, Scotland

  • And then, of course, for the adventurous, there is the possibility of fitting yourself out in a kilt.

Hector Russell, Scotland

Kiltmakers, Scotland

  • Scotland boasts some very creative jewelry makers.

Skye Silver, Scotland

Heathergems, Scotland

  • There are many potters at work in Scotland making wonderful hand-made ceramics.

Edinbane, Scotland

Tain Pottery, Scotland

Pottery Bunkhouse, Scotland

  • There is also a wide variety of other artists and craftsmen at work in Scotland.

Speyside Design, Scotland

Highland Origins, Scotland

Skye Candles, Scotland

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