The Caithness Shopping Guide

Find our latest pick of local Caithness foods and their suppliers and stockists for gifts or presents, hampers and self-indulgent treats.

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Discover some favourite products found in Caithness and beyond, including shortbread, whisky, chocolates, smoked foods, jams and chutneys.
 
Smoked Kippers  

A Mackay & Son, Thurso
Fresh fish daily plus home smoked produce to traditional family recipes.
Range includes: smoked kippers, monkfish fillets, haddock fillets, turbot fillets, crab, fresh eggs, sweet cured Orkney herrings, Orkney crackers and shortbread biscuits.
Where to buy: The Harbour, Thurso, KW14 8DE.

Caithness and Sutherland Walks  

Caithness and Sutherland 40 Coast and Country Walks
The little book - just shy of 100 pages - describes a number of walks which can be completed in Caithness and Sutherland including around Dunnet, John O'Groats and Wick.
Found at Stockists including: The Castle of Mey gift shop * John O'Groats Tourist Information & Bookshop * Amazon UK

Caithness Biscuits  

Caithness Biscuits, Halkirk
Making fine, artisan biscuits and traditional Scottish products on the north coast.
Range includes: all butter shortbread, wee shortbread, toffee chip shortbread, chocolate chip shortbread, parkins, savoury biscuits, mince pies and wee Christmas cakes.
Found at stockists including: * J A Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * KeyStore, Bridge Street, Wick * The Sea Larder, Rotterdam Street, Thurso * Tesco Superstore, North Road, Wick (subject to availability)

Caithness Chocolate  

Caithness Chocolate, Wick
Luxury artisan chocolates handmade in Wick near John O'Groats
Range includes: artisan chocolates (Rock rose Gin Caramel, Rock Rose Pink Grapefruit Gin, Holy Grass Vodka Espresso Martini, Isle of Skye Sea Salt Caramel, Wolfburn Aurora Whisky, Cardamom Caramel, Dark Matter Rum and Raisin, Rhubarb and Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Crowdie and Caithness honey, Ginger, Caramelised Hazelnut Praline, Toffee Apple) and chocolate covered dates, cinder toffee and coffee beans as well as chocolate shapes, drops and bars.
Where to buy: online shop at Caithness Chocolate
Also found at stockists including: J A Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * Dunnet Bay Distillery (for gin chocolates) * the reception at the Nethercliffe Hotel, Wick

Caithness Coffee Company  

Caithness Coffee Company, Wick
Serving the Caithness community with fine-crafted gourmet coffees.
Range includes: a monthly rotation of coffee selections, as well as morning blend, Sumatra, Malabar, Colomba; and teas including Red Dragon Lily flowering tea, peppermint tea, Russian Caravan tea, English breakfast tea. Chocolate coffee beans, locally baked goods and coffee accessories are also on sale.
Where to buy: Bruce Building, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, KW1 5AB.
Also found at stockists including: Lucy's Tailoring, High Street, Thurso * Pulteney Centre Huddart Street, Wick * Saturday markets in Wick (1st week), Cromarty (2nd week) and Orkney (last week of the month).

 

Caithness Summer Fruits   Caithness Summer Fruits, Halkirk
Growing fresh fruits and preserving jams since 1992.
Range includes: raspberry jam, strawberry jam, strawberry and gooseberry jam, raspberry and redcurrant jam, blackcurrant jam, loganberry jam, apricot jam, rhubarb and ginger jam, blackberry and pear jam, three fruit marmalade, grapefruit marmalade, Seville orange marmalade, Old Pulteney whisky marmalade, Rock Rose gin marmalade, Wolfburn whisky marmalade, Rock Rose plum cheese, lemon curd, plum and cardamom jelly, plum chutney, apple chutney, tomato chutney, apple and tomato chutney, cranberry chutney, pear chutney, beetroot chutney, rhubarb and date chutney as well as cakes and fresh fruits.
Where to buy: Wick farmers market (every Saturday in Wick Market Square) * J A Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso
Also found at stockists including: North Coast Emporium, John O'Groats * The Home Bakery, Francis Street, Wick * The Sea Larder, Rotterdam Street, Thurso * The Pulteney Centre, Wick * Dunnet Bay Distillery, Dunnet

 

Craft at Tether's End   Craft at Tether's End
Crafts by Jane Coghill
Range includes: hair accessories, felted pictures
Found at stockists including: Eye Candy, High Street, Thurso
Knitted aardvark from Eye Candy   Eye Candy, Thurso
Gift shop in Thurso, Caithness with focus on locally sourced products
Range includes: Knitted toys, handmade greetings cards and pictures, hair acccessories, cosmetics, glasses, Caithness Broch Project merchandise, Lynne's Craft & Card Creations, Craft at Tether's End, Susan Asher, Mrs Bayerstock Shortbread
Where to buy: 15 High Street, Thurso, Highland 
Mint Tablet by Lochside Treats   Lochside Treats, Killimster
Traditional Scottish treats handmade near Wick, Caithness.
Found at stockists including: * North Coast Emporium, John O'Groats
Lynne's Craft and Card Creations   Lynne's Craft & Card Creations
Handmade crafts and cards by Lynne Cameron. 
Found at stockists including: Eye Candy, High Street, Thurso
Mrs Bayerstock's Shortbread  

Mrs Bayerstock's Shortbread
Handmade shortbread from Caithness.
Range includes: all butter shortbread, Wolfburn whisky shortbread, orange and cinnamon shortbread, Christmas cake
Found at stockists including: * Eye Candy, High Street, Thurso * North Coast Emporium, John O'Groats

Old Pulteney Whisky  

Old Pulteney Whisky, Wick
A maritime malt, on the most northern shores of Scotland.
Range includes: 12 year old single malt scotch whisky, Huddart, 15 year old single malt scotch whisky, 18 year old single malt scotch whisky, 25 year old single malt scotch whisky as well as other editions including vintage and traveller's exclusive as well as the whisky liqueur, Stroma.
Where to buy: Old Pulteney Distillery, Huddart Street, Wick
Also found at stockists including: Bin Ends (with branches in Wick and Thurso, Caithness) * J A Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * Old Pulteney online shop * Master of Malt (online) * Whisky World (online) * Drinks & Co UK (online)

Reids of Caithness Shortbread  

Reids of Caithness Shortbread, Thurso
Family-run business making shortbread using handcrafted methods.
Available in flavours including: all butter (plain), raspberry & white chocolate, chocolate chip, vanilla & walnut, banoffee, steam ginger, Famous Grouse whisky and Famous Grouse Cranachan.
Where to buy: Reids Bakery, 3 High Street, Thurso
Also found at stockists including: * J A Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * The Castle of Mey near Thurso * KeyStore, Bridge Street, Wick * Amazon UK

Rock Rose Gin  

Rock Rose Gin, Dunnet
Multi-award winning premium hand-crafted gin.
Editions include: Scottish Botanicals, Navy Strength, Pink Grapefruit, Spring Edition, Summer Edition, Autumn Edition, Winter Edition as well as other limited editions and Holy Grass Vodka.
Where to buy: Dunnet Bay Distillers online shop and distillery shop based in Dunnet
Also found at stockists including: Bin Ends (with branches in Wick and Thurso, Caithness) * J A Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso

Felt hair bows by Susan Asher  

Susan Asher/Meraki & Me
Felt hair accessories
Found at: Eye Candy, Thurso

Wolfburn Whisky  

Wolfburn Whisky, Thurso
The most northern distillery on mainland Scotland.
Range includes: Northland, Aurora, Morven, Langskip, Kylver Series and small batch releases.
Where to buy: The shop at Wolfburn Distillery, Henderson Park, Thurso
Also found at stockists including: Bin Ends (with branches in Wick and Thurso, Caithness) * J A Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso
Note: Wolfburn Distillery has a stockist locator on its website to search for Wolfburn suppliers internationally.

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