Whatever the weather, it’s always fun to get out and about during your visit. There are so many activities to choose from, whatever your fitness level or interests: walking, road cycling, mountain biking, golf, fishing, and archery to name a few. Or how about trying Grantown-on-Spey’s very own Escape Room, or taking part in an upholstery workshop while you’re here? We’ve put together some itinerary ideas to help you find the right activities to suit you – enjoy!
Spend a lovely half-day or so exploring the High Street’s crafty offerings. A great option for a wet weather day – just remember your umbrella and your wallet! First you’ll want to fuel up at the fabulous High Street Merchants cafe-gallery-bar. Here you can enjoy delicious food, coffee and cake as well as check out the art and craft works on display, carefully curated by owner Eli and available to buy.
Next stop, Ewe & Me. This beautiful, award-winning shop sells a lovely selection of gifts for women, men and children, as well as homeware, stationery and clothing – and a fabulous range of Christmas decorations!
A little further up, you’ll find Highland Artisans, a wee gem of a shop where owner Mandy sells beautiful arts and crafts from all over the Highlands. You’re sure to find gifts and keepsake inspiration in this treasure trove.
Grantown Remakery is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation that provides work and employment skills through refurbishing, repairing, recycling and reselling used goods – of huge benefit to both our community and the environment. Have a peek inside and see what they’re up to!
The Gift Lounge really is a shop full of beautiful things, reflecting owner Mhairi’s exquisite taste and knowledge of arts and crafts. The window display invites you in to browse a fine selection of cards, jewellery, scarves and so many other gorgeous items made both locally and further afield. And if you fancy giving upholstery and furniture renovation a go, look no further than 3R’s – Rescue, Restore and Reuse on the High Street. Joanne is a professional upholsterer who runs day and evening courses in the shop (booking required). Imagine taking a ‘new’ piece of furniture home with you – what a fabulous souvenir!
If it’s homemade souvenirs you’re after, then you won’t want to miss Smarty Art where you can pick your own piece of ceramic, paint it how you choose and create your own masterpiece to take home with you.
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