Perth has a fantastic variety of independent shops, galleries and food retailers. But did you know just how many of their products are made right here?
Shopping locally helps our beautiful city to thrive and grow, and supports not only Perth’s retailers but also the local artists and makers. And if you’re a visitor to Perth we have a great range of products that you can take home as souvenirs of your trip.
We’ve gathered a list of jewellers, artists, gourmet food producers, tailors and many more, who all produce in Perth (or Perthshire) and sell in the city. Many of them accept our fabulous Perth Card, too (see below). We hope you enjoy exploring the list and meeting our amazing makers!
FOOD AND DRINK
The Bean Shop
The Bean Shop was established in 2003 by husband and wife duo, John and Lorna Bruce, with the vision of delivering the finest coffee roasted in Scotland to the good people of Perth and the UK.
John and Lorna began hand-roasting coffee in the basement of their George Street shop, and the business has grown steadily since then, with online sales taking off in 2004.
The Bean Shop continues to develop blends and refine its coffee list to ensure that there’s always a selection of the finest speciality coffee beans available.
Where to buy: The Bean Shop is at 67 George Street, Perth, PH1 5LB
Contact: 01738 449955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Casella & Polegato
Casella & Polegato is a popular Italian artisanal bakery close to the city centre.
Supervised by master baker Denis Casella, everyone at Casella & Polegato values both tradition and innovation – some of the recipes and techniques are little changed from the time of their great-grandparents. But they also like trying new ideas with exciting flavours and combinations.
Casella & Polegato doesn’t try to compete with factory-made bread, because the team believes that what it produces is something that only comes from being hands-on and passionate. (And the prices are reasonable, too!)
Where to buy: Casella & Polegato is at 9-10 Whitefriars Street, Perth PH1 1PP
Contact: 01738 58 02 07 or email@example.com
The Cheese Byre
The Cheese Byre is an independent family-run business catering for dedicated cheese lovers and fans of speciality food.
Scottish cheese-makers offer a large selection of cheeses in a wide range of different textures and flavours, and the Cheese Byre’s aim is to bring to the Perthshire market some of the very best Scottish cheeses and accompaniments.
The Cheese Byre offers a tempting array of Perthshire produce, including:
- Summer Harvest oils and dressings
- Young’s Preserves chutneys and jellies
- Kenmore Bakery oatcakes and shortbread
- Aberfeldy Oatcakes
Where to buy: The Cheese Byre is at 52 Atholl Street, Perth PH1 5NN
Contact: 01738 270347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You could say Perth-based Inveralmond Brewery blazed a trail when it comes to locally produced craft beer. Set up before the worldwide craft beer explosion, Inveralmond and its small but highly trained team has now carved out a reputation for meticulously crafted, honest, straight-up brews.
This year the company, now owned by Innis & Gunn, celebrates 20 years in the business. Inveralmond’s most popular brands are Ossian, a pale golden beer, and Lia Fail, a darker malty beer.
A family business established in 1901, and now on the fourth generation in the hands of Linda Hill, Murrays Bakers pride themselves on fresh high-quality products at reasonable prices, with friendly staff, in a convenient location in Perth.
Murrays are well-known in Perth for many of their products including their bridies, sausage rolls and apple pies, and since 2015 their fame has spread worldwide after they were crowned Scotch Pie World Champions.
Social media: Follow Murrays Bakers on Facebook
Where to buy: Murrays Bakers are at 114 South Street, Perth PH2 8PA
Contact: 01738 624633 or email online
Perth Farmers’ Market
Did you know that Perth opened the first modern-day Farmers’ Market in Scotland? Since the first market in 1999, it’s grown in size and reputation and now hosts over 40 Perthshire stallholders every month. Products include cheeses, fresh bread, jams and pickles, meat, fish, drinks, fruit & veg, and confectionery. There are regular cooking demonstrations, too, which inspire and delight visitors.
Where to buy: Perth Farmers’ Market takes place in King Edward Street, Perth, on the first Saturday of every month (except January) from 9am to 2pm.
Contact: 01738 582159 / 07732 483729 or email@example.com
Provender Brown is a hugely popular Perth delicatessen, selling a wide range of food and drink, as well as lunches and gourmet dinners freshly made in-store.
Owner Diane Brown is a great supporter of local producers, and the well-stocked and welcoming shop boasts a fantastic range of Perthshire artisanal suppliers, including:
- Chocolate Truffles from the Wicked Chocolate Company
- Whisky, gin and liqueurs from Morrison & Mackay, Bankfoot
- Smoked salmon from Dunkeld Smokery, Dunkeld
- Still and sparkling wine, cider and soft drinks from Cairn O’Mohr, Errol
- Ale and Bitter from Strathbraan Brewery, Dunkeld
- Gins from: Strathearn Distillery in Methven and Glenshee Craft Distillery in Bridge of Cally
- Oils, dressings and vinegars from Summer Harvest, Madderty
- Conserves, jellies and chutneys from Dalchonzie Fruit Farm, Comrie
- Honey from Heather Hills Honey Farm, Bridge of Cally
- Craft Mead from The Rookery, Blairgowrie
- Cheese from Strathearn Cheese Company, Cultybraggan, Crieff
- Oatcakes from The Handmade Oatcake Company, Crieff
- Butter tablet and fudge from Gordon & Durward, Crieff
- Smoked meats and game terrines from Rannoch Smokery, Kinloch Rannoch
- Whisky from: John Dewar & Sons in Aberfeldy, Edradour Distillery in Pitlochry, Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford and Blair Atholl Distillery in Pitlochry
Where to buy: Provender Brown is at 23 George Street, Perth PH1 5JY
Contact: 01738 587300 or by email online
Byers & Co
Byers and Co designs and makes beautiful contemporary jewellery and silverware from its workshop in Perth.
Owner Linda Byers designs and makes all pieces, specialising in silver, gold and platinum jewellery. Linda puts a minimalistic, contemporary spin on her design, taking inspiration from a variety of factors, mainly the natural world and the customers themselves.
She loves using interesting stones such as rough diamonds, coloured diamonds, one-off precious stones and a whole variety of semi-precious and non-precious stones (although every stone is precious to Linda!) She is happy to re-use customers’ own stones and/or metal in the designs.
Byers and Co also produces silverware such as drink vessels, table centres, chess sets, tea sets, candlesticks and more. These are produced on a commission basis – just contact Linda to discuss your ideas.
Where to buy: Byers & Co is at 50 George Street, Perth PH1 5JL
Cairncross of Perth
Cairncross of Perth is known as the home of jewellery made from fine Scottish river pearls. (The pearl has been protected since 1998 but Cairncross is
licensed to use pearls sourced before then.) Their exquisite pearl jewellery can be commissioned in silver or gold in Cairncross’ own workshop.
Social media: Follow Cairncross of Perth on Facebook
Where to buy: Cairncross of Perth is at 18 St John Street, Perth PH1 5SR.
Contact: 01738 624367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Number Five is a shop and gallery offering an extensive selection of contemporary jewellery.
Resident goldsmith and designer Claire Donald creates a friendly, informal and relaxed atmosphere. Customers are welcome to browse the collection of pieces by the 50 or so carefully chosen makers.
The jewellery at Number Five is produced in a wide variety of materials to suit every taste, from brightly coloured acrylics, anodised titanium, stainless steel and aluminium, to silver and 18-carat gold.
Claire specialises in bespoke commission pieces, and has good relationships with all the makers, so can approach them to tailor any piece to individual requirements.
Social media: Follow Number Five on Facebook
Where to buy: No.5 is at 17 High Street, Perth PH1 5JS
Contact: 01738 634196 or email@example.com
Precious Sparkle is an enticing gift shop in the city centre. Owner Dawn Cotton Fuge designs and makes her own jewellery in her in-store workshop. As well as Dawn’s products, the shop sells interiors items, scarves, bags, cards, toys, candles, glassware and more, all with an emphasis on quality and style with many items being handmade and/or fair-trade.
Dawn’s also the director of The Scottish Bead Fair in Perth (held this year in August) and The Handmade Show, and promotes beading, jewellery-making and handmade crafts in Scotland.
Where to buy: Precious Sparkle is at 10 Charlotte Street, Perth PH1 5LL
Contact: 01738 630740 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewellery designer Kyley Campbell opened Silver Linings Jewellery Design Studio in March 2016 after running Kyley Campbell Jewellery for over 10 years.
Alongside Kyley’s own distinctive pieces, Silver Linings has a wide variety of other jewellery, art and gifts from Perth and Perthshire, including artists Diana King (jewellery), Sarah Halliday (prints), Tony Simpson (wooden bowls) and Luna James (model houses)
Social media: Follow Silver Linings on Facebook
Where to buy: Silver Linings is at 13 High Street, Perth PH1 5JS
Contact: 01738 443620 or email@example.com
CLOTHING AND CRAFT
Elegance of Perth
Elegance of Perth offers a high-quality bespoke hat-making service. The shop stocks a comprehensive range of hats, fascinators and cocktail hats for all occasions. The in-store milliners, with over 40 years’ experience between them, are on hand to advise on shapes and colours that will suit their customers.
Elegance of Perth designs and makes hats to customers’ requirements, giving each person a unique piece. No colour is impossible, as the milliners can dye to match any outfit.
Social media: Follow Elegance of Perth on Facebook
Where to buy: Elegance of Perth is at 17 Atholl Street, Perth PH1 5NH
Contact: 01738 630415 or email online
Eva is one of the city’s best-known knitters, and has encouraged huge numbers of Perth people, young and old, to pick up their needles and enjoy the craft.
She creates unique wearable pieces of art and specialises in contemporary accessories using traditional stitches, drawing inspiration from her childhood among the glens and sea lochs of the West Coast of Scotland.
Eva offers tuition in therapeutic knitting, yarn parties and consultation on community art projects. She has produced garments for catwalk shows and even made a scarf for Basil Brush when he co-hosted the Christmas Lights Switch-On in Perth in 2016.
Eva’s largest current project is as Director of Perth Festival of Yarn, which this year will take place at the Dewars Centre, on 10 September 2017.
Where to buy: You can buy Eva’s hand-knitted accessories, knitting kits and hand-dyed yarns at Perth Museum and Art Gallery or by contacting Eva directly.
Contact Eva: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hat in the Cat
The Hat in the Cat is a unique studio and shop, making and selling hand-crafted hats, textiles and accessories, and running one-day hat-making workshops.
Master milliner and internationally renowned textile artist Jeanette Sendler and teaching associate Alison Mountain use traditional methods to produce hand-made, high-quality products that are unique and individual.
Customers can buy what they see in the shop or commission pieces (preferably by appointment).
Hat in the Cat also makes period costumes and hats for events, theatre shows and re-enactments.
Social media: Follow The Hat in the Cat on Facebook
Where to buy: The Hat in the Cat is at 2 Main Street, Bridgend, Perth PH2 7HB.
Contact: 01738 624213 or email@example.com
Scottish Sporrans is a professional sporran-making company with over 20 years’ experience of handcrafting high-quality custom-made leather products.
Owner Janet Eagleton MBE, her husband Hamish and son Marcus, share their time between making products in their home workshop and running their shop in Perth’s George Street. The company has produced goods for some well-known clients including Prince Charles and Samuel L Jackson.
Marcus has introduced new ideas into the business and is the designer and maker of their unique sporran handbags, which are very popular.
Where to buy: Janet Eagleton & Son’s Scottish Sporrans is at 39 George Street, Perth PH1 5LB
Contact: 01738 447187 / 07876 764709 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Blues & Browns
Blues & Browns was established in Perth, Scotland by Kairen Alexis Ruse in 2002 with a simple philosophy: “to create beautifully tailored clothes which harmonise and compliment the female silhouette regardless of her age”.
The company’s Wendyhouse Workshop manufactures everything from hats to intricately tailored coats in robust tweeds and wool to exquisite celebration outfits in the finest silks and velvets, all under the watchful eye of Master Tailor Melinda Juhasz and her team.
Blues & Browns’ bespoke service offers their discerning customers individual attention, an impeccably hand-tailored fit, sumptuous and elegant fabrics and the meticulous quality of craftsmanship.
Where to buy: Blues & Browns is at 19-21 South Street, Perth PH2 8PG
Contact: 01738 626526 or email@example.com
Jardine Gallery & Workshop
Julian Jardine established Jardine Gallery & Workshop in his home town of Perth in 2008. He makes and sells his own pieces in the gallery, specialising in ceramics of animals and fantastical creatures.
Jardine Gallery holds regular quarterly exhibitions of work from a wide range of artists, based mainly around nature, wildlife and organic forms. The gallery also has regular workshops for both children and adults, which are extremely popular.
Social media: Follow Jardine Gallery & Workshop on Facebook
Where to buy: Jardine Gallery is at 45 New Row, Perth PH1 5QA
Contact: 01783 621836 or contact online
Perthshire Open Studios
Perthshire Open Studios is an annual nine-day event held in September. Artists and makers across Perth & Kinross open up their studios so that the public can view and buy their work.
Launched in 2008, Perthshire Open Studios is a Community Interest Company and not-for-profit organisation, making a significant contribution to the local economy and generating local community art and craft events throughout the year.
Social media: Follow Perthshire Open Studios on Twitter
Where to buy: Check out the Perthshire Open Studios website for a list of studios (2017 information will be added soon)
Contact: By email online
The Picture Frame Maker
With over 20 years of experience in the art and framing industry, The Picture Frame Maker offers an excellent framing service as well as a high-quality art gallery to suit everyone’s needs and tastes.
The friendly and reliable team aims to provide all customers with a comprehensive framing service that incorporates their ideas and suggestions.
Where to buy: The Picture Frame Maker’s gallery and workshop are at 38 Skinnergate, Perth, PH1 5JH.
Contact: 01738 451 724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tayberry Gallery sells unique and ever-changing collections of British-made art and design, including jewellery, ceramics, wood, textiles, illustrations, paintings, glass, sculpture, prints, cards and more.
Co-owner Sarah Spalding creates design-led jewellery from her Perthshire workshop and studio and sells them in the gallery.
Sarah offers various collections using different techniques and ideas, with precious metals such as silver, gold and platinum and, at times, gemstones.
Where to buy: Tayberry Gallery is at 19 Princes Street, Perth PH2 8NG
Contact: 01738 440899 or email@example.com
Frames Gallery is a family-run business, established in 1979. It has an enviable reputation for showing some of the best in contemporary Scottish art and craft, including work by Perthshire artists, alongside an award-winning picture framing workshop.
Where to buy: Frames Gallery is at 10 Victoria Street, Perth, Scotland, PH2 8LW
Contact: 01738 631085 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE MADE IN PERTH
The Original Chair Company
The Original Chair Company was created in 2006 by Kate MacKenzie, who has a passion for chair design and interior design.
The Original Chair Company refurbishes antique armchairs and sofas, and provides a bespoke furniture service where chairs and sofas are made to customers’ designs.
The company’s upholsterers are experts in taking pieces of antique furniture and giving them new life, creating a family heirloom that can be passed down through the generations.
Social media: Follow The Original Chair Company on Facebook
Where to buy: The Original Chair Company is at Unit 62G, Perth Aerodrome, Perth, PH2 6PL
Contact: 01738 551600 or email@example.com
The Perth Card
The Perth Card is the ultimate “Made in Perth” product, as you can spend it in over 65 outlets in the city. That means you can support local businesses and find yourself a unique Perth product, gift, night out or fun-filled experience.
It’s ideal as a Christmas or birthday gift, as a leaving present, or as a thank-you or bonus to your staff!
Contact: 01738 444 376 or
Perth Concert Hall / True Gents
Perth Concert Hall, run by Horsecross Arts, is a keen supporter of local talent. On Friday 3rd March 2017, Perthshire folk rockers True Gents are supporting the legendary Red Hot Chilli Pipers in what promises to be a show so hot it should carry its own health warning!
Part of Perth Concert Hall’s Celtic Sessions, this gig is not to be missed, and you can even hang out in the foyer bar for a tune and a drink at an informal music session after each show.
Social media: Follow Horsecross on Facebook
Where to buy: Online on the Horsecross website, or call/visit the Box Office.
Contact: Box Office on 01738 621031