Shopping may not be highest on a holidaymaker's list of "things to do" but here are a number of locations where one can buy quality local produce and crafts or browse for a while on the (rare!) rainy day.

 

Local Food Produce

For local lamb and venison try Braes Farming at Inverlochlarig (where Rob Roy spent his last days) beyond the head of Loch Voil, 6 miles west of Balquidder.

MacGregor's Market organic and wholefood cafe and shop in Killin sells local produce such as: Fruit - Vegetables - Dairy - Eggs - Meat  - Bakery.

At Dalchonzie Fruit Farm Shop (between St Fillans and Comrie) you can not only buy strawberries and raspberries from the farm in season but an astonishing range of sweet jams and preserves and savoury chutneys, all hand-produced on site. (Open Easter to Christmas

Other local products such as shortbread from the Kenmore Bakery or traditional oatcakes from Comrie's Handmade Oatcake Company are available in a number of shops and delicatessens, while those with a sweet tooth should not miss the unique flavours of Charlotte Flower's handmade chocolates.

 

Antiques, Galleries and Studios

Aberfeldy Gallery, Kenmore Street, Aberfeldy.  Painting; sculpture; wood; glassware; ceramics; jewellery.  Exhibitions.

Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop, Gallery and Cafe, Mill Street, Aberfeldy.  Regular art exhibitions.

Keltneyburn Smithy Gallery, Keltneyburn (2.5 miles east of Fortingall). Painting and metalwork.

Fearnan Gallery and Studio. The wildlife painting of of Keith Brockie.

The Studio, Main Street, Killin.

Killin Antiques and Gallery, Main Street, Killin.

Wildgrass Studio, Wester Lix, by Killin.  The photographic work of Gillian and Dave Hunt.

Comrie Antiques, Commercial Lane, Comrie.

The Strathearn Gallery, West High Street, Crieff.  Paintings, prints & sculpture; ceramics, glass, furniture, wood, jewellery, silversmithing & metalwork.

 

Craft Work

Breadalbane provides inspiration for a host of individuals in the arts and crafts sphere.  At least 40 artists live and work in the area: painters; sculptors; photographers; workers in wood, metal, glass, paper, fibres & ceramics.  What follows is just a selection, focussed on the Tay valley.

Georgia Crook Willow & Paper Arts, Mill House, Tombreck.  Paperwork & willow basketry.

Marieke McBean Photography, North Steading, Tombreck.

Lawers Horn Carver, Lawers.  Items made from red deer stag antlers.

Loch Tay Pottery, Fearnan.  Stoneware.

Angus Ross, Burnside, Aberfeldy.  Furniture hand crafted from Scottish wood.

Country Mumkins, Strathfillan Church, Tyndrum.  Eco soya wax candles, scented with essential oils & other eco recycled and up-cycled crafts.