"Dogrobes makes signature drying coats from a towelling fabric which is exclusive to them. What I love about the shop is the owners’ enthusiasm and passion to get the best fitting coat for your dog. It fits like a glove and my pooch, Cruz, loves it!"

02.Jane's Design Studio

"Jane’s Design Studio is an interior design store that provides a signature service from the small town of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire. Jane and her husband provide a free consultation to anyone who would like to change their personal space or work area and they always make sure to get an understanding of your personality prior to transforming your place. I love Jane’s attention to detail!"

03.My Beautiful Caravan

"My Beautiful Caravan has a quirky retro vibe, offering a carefully chosen range of gifts along with selected vintage items. My favourite products are the wooden jewellery which is designed and hand crafted using reclaimed British and sustainably sourced wood."

04.Eighty7 Design + Living

"Eighty7 Design + Living is a design store which offers a number of unique, signature products. ‘IdeaLamp’ lights are designed and handmade in Denmark by Bang&Vejborg. Because they are handmade, each light is a little bit different to the next, meaning some are waving, some are pointing and others look as though they’re about to take a bow."

05.Jack Taylor

"Jack Taylor is a family-run business which only sources from boats that are part of the Responsible Fishing Scheme. During their production process they use all possible parts of the fish. They provide recipes including their signature, Cullen Skink, a traditional Scottish soup made of smoked haddock. It’s based on a traditional recipe and makes the ideal, hearty food for the cold winter months."

06.Castleton Farm Shop

"Castleton Farm Shop stocks jams, chutneys, syrups and vinegars which are all made on site using berries grown and picked from the farm. My personal favourite from the shop is the ‘Best of Aberdeenshire’ hamper, which has a selection of their products."


"No.27, is a fun and friendly shop ran by sisters, Louise and Lisa. The gift & homeware Boutique is based in the heart of Aberdeenshire, stocking a large selection of paints. They also offer signature paint workshops, sharing their passion for upcycling preloved items, making this place so special. I have already booked myself a place in the next workshop and I cannot wait to be inspired."

08.The Coffee House

"The coffee here is freshly ground for each individual cup bursting with aroma. This is helped by the fact that the beans are roasted locally by a supplier who is just a two-minute walk away. Oh and did I mention their cakes are all gluten free?"

09.Sirene Boutique

"Sirene is a beautiful clothing store on Union Street. Amanda, the ultra-stylish owner, is always happy to help you choose something to suit you and your style. Amanda loves versatile pieces, different colours and textures. My favourite item is the khaki, velvet, kimono that I think will look great all year round!"

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