XpoNorth Christmas Marketplace | 2020

In the run up to Christmas, XpoNorth is encouraging our extensive network to support local Highlands and Islands makers and Food & Beverage (F&B) businesses.

We’re delighted to share below the chosen companies to be included in our Christmas Marketplace.

As well as featuring in our Christmas Marketplace below, the creative and F&B organisations will also be showcased in our Advent Calendar of talented businesses in the Highlands and Islands region to highlight their products and champion buying local. Keep an eye on our socials as this will launch on Monday 30 November and run across December in the lead up to Christmas. All those included in the Advent Calendar are below to give you plenty of time to browse and arrange delivery.

Happy Christmas shopping!

#XpoNorthChristmasMarketplace #XpoNorth #supportlocal

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Angel’s Nectar | F&B | Grantown on Spey

Angels' Nectar is a collection of Blended Malt and Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, showcasing different styles of Scotch Whisky.

https://highfern.com/pages/angels-nectar

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Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods | F&B | Glenuig

Located on the Westcoast of Scotland, Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods specialise in producing quality Scottish smoked salmon along with other quality smoked foods.

www.smokedproduce.co.uk

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Aries Gallery | Photography | Orkney

Alan and Norah Bowmer have combined their passions for photography and machine embroidery.

https://www.aries.gallery/

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Aurora Jewellery | Jewellery | Orkney

Captures the very essence of Orkney within a diverse range of collections that combine traditional manufacturing techniques and values with a progressive, innovative approach to design.

www.aurora-jewellery.co.uk

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Ava Innes | Textiles | Elgin

Scottish brand Ava Innes, based in Elgin, with a passion for sleep, cashmere and sustainability, offers the ultimate Scottish cashmere range to help you and your loved ones sleep better.

www.avainnes.com

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Barony Mill | F&B | Orkney

Orkney beremeal is a truly unique product - Bere grown in the West Mainland is milled at Barony Mill, the only working water wheel in Orkney.

https://baronymill.com/product...

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Burgess Bagpipes Ltd | Music | Forres

A family business that design and manufacture Scottish Smallpipes, Border Pipes and Great Highland Bagpipes, piping accessories and bespoke items.

www.burgessbagpipes.com

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Carrie Paxton GLASS DESIGN | Glass Artist | Orkney

Kiln fired glass products using clear glass fired with Frits, enamels, lustres and silverstain - the insipiration being the landscape, sea, skies and wild flora.

www.carriepaxton.com

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Celtic Beeswax Candles | Candles | Isle of Skye

Beeswax Candles from pure raw Scottish Beeswax which are hand filtered and hand pour in a small workshop on the Isle of Skye.

www.celticbeeswaxcandles.co.uk

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Corinna Campbell | Author | Nairn

A children's author and illustrator based in Nairn who also sells prints, stationary cards and Christmas cards.

www.corrinacampbell.com

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Debbie Ross Highland Home Cook | F&B | Tain

For Christmas, Debbie Ross Highland Home Cook will be selling their luxury handmade Christmas cakes, plum puddings, preserves, festive breads, and desserts for the freezer.

https://highlandhomecook.co.uk...

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Essence of Harris | Candle & Home Fragrance | Isle of Harris

Essence of Harris is the original Hebridean sox wax candle company (Formally Buth Bheag Candle Co). We hand pour all of our own luxuriously scented candles and diffusers on the beautiful Isle of Harris.

https://essenceofharris.co.uk/

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Fair Isle Knitwear Ltd | Textiles | Fair Isle

Mati Ventrillon is one of the few remaining knitters making garments on Fair Isle - her designs are inspired by museum pieces; she uses only traditional patterns from 19th and early 20th centuries.

www.mativentrillon.co.uk

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GlenWyvis Distillery | F&B | Dingwall

The distillery opened in late 2017 bringing distilling back to the town of Dingwall for the first time in over 90 years - they produce Single Malt Whisky and their premium craft gin, GoodWill Gin.

www.glenwyvis.com

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Great Glen Charcuterie Ltd | F&B | Roy Bridge

Great Glen Charcuterie source Wild Venison from local estates to produce a range of award winning charcuterie.

www.greatglencharcuterie.com

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Hannah Clinch / Tacit Tacit | Design | Dunoon

Tacit Tacit works with people to develop, test and share new products and services and has a specialist interest in heritage.

https://www.tacit-tacit.co.uk/

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Highland Crackers | F&B | Beauly

Highland Crackers focus on Highlands and Islands ingredients, Beremeal from Orkney and Cullisse (cold pressed rape seed oil) from Ross-shire.

www.highlandcrackers.co.uk

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Hoxa Tapestry Gallery | Gallery | Orkney

Greetings cards, mounted photographic prints, hand-crafted rugs made from pure Shetland wool and original artworks, including paintings and handwoven tapestries.

https://www.hoxatapestrygaller...

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Humes | F&B | Orkney

Established in 2016, Humes | Quality artisan foods Orkney, is an award winning, small batch producer of smoked foods.

www.humesorkney.co.uk

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Isle of Auskerry | Textiles | Orkney

Isle of Auskerry's products are all made in Scotland, from organically raised North Ronaldsay sheep on our island farm.

www.isleofauskerry.com

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Isle of Skye Distillers | F&B | Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye Distillers have created a spirit influenced by their local landscape and e source juniper and other botanicals locally and take their water from the Storr Lochs.

www.isleofskyedistillers.com

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James Ritchie Sculptor Ltd. (Just Hammered) | Metal Work | Muir of Ord

Affordable functional craft based metal art and commission based projects for private, public and commercial clients.

www.jamesritchiesculptor.com | www.justhammered.co.uk | www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JustHammered

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JP Orkney | F&B | Orkney

JP Orkney gives customers the chance to experience and savour Orkney flavours through a range of delicious preserves, wholesome bakes and satisfying treats, all made using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

www.jporkney.co.uk

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Karen Duncan Jewellery | Jewellery | Orkney

Inspired by the shapes and textures of the Orkney landscape and its rich heritage, Karen Duncan Jewellery create distinctive and beautifully finished pieces from their workshop on the island of Burray.

https://karenduncanjewellery.c...

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Kilted Fudge Company Ltd | F&B | Aviemore

Award-winning fudge producer and confectioner in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

www.kiltedfudgecompny.co.uk

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Kinrara Distillery Ltd | F&B | Aviemore

Kinrara Distillery is an award winning micro distillery nestled in the shadow of the Cairngorms on the Kinrara estate just outside Aviemore.

https://www.kinraradistillery....

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Loch Ness Spirits | F&B | Inverness

Loch Ness Spirits produce world class spirits using botanicals picked locally and is the only distillery on the banks of the loch.

https://wearelochness.com

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Lussa Drinks Company LLP | F&B | Isle of Jura

Lussa Gin is distilled by 3 women on the Isle of Jura, by hand, in small batches, using 15 botanicals they can grow or gather from the coastline, hills, wetlands and woods on the island.

www.lussagin.com

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Maisie’s Emporium | Textiles | Oban

Examining the links between the work itself and the place in which the materials were made and the work was created.

www.maisiesemporium.co.uk | www.deborahgraytextiles.co.uk

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Mulderie Wood Candles | Candles | Keith

Handmade scented Soy Wax Luxury Candles, Melts & Home Fragrances with a Distinctively Scottish Twist.

www.mulderiewood.co.uk

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Orkney Distilling Ltd | F&B | Orkney

Orkney Distilling’s award-winning hand-crafted gins fuse the traditional with the progressive, drawing inspiration from the Viking heritage of the islands, while delivering a contemporary spectrum of botanical flavours.

www.orkneydistilling.com

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Ortak | Jewellery | Orkney

Ortak is Scotland's leading designer and manufacturer of classic and contemporary jewellery.

www.ortak.co.uk

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Pixel Spirits Distillery & Gin School | F&B | North Ballachulish

Pixel Spirits Distillery & Gin School was launched in 2017 in the grounds of Loch Leven Hotel in North Ballachulish by husband and wife team Craig & Noru Innes.

www.pixelspiritsltd.co.uk

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Prickly Thistle | Textiles | Evanton

Scottish Sustainable Tartan Rebels Breaking Fashion & Fabric Rules

https://pricklythistlescotland...

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Ripples Crafts | Textiles | Assynt

Ripples Crafts has been hand dyeing yarn for 13 years at her workshop in Assynt in the Scottish Highlands.

www.ripplescrafts.com

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Salar Smokehouse Ltd | F&B | South Uist

Salar Smokehouse started out as a small business in 1987 on the Island of South Uist - a gem in the Hebridean archipelago where their kiln design still remains a secret.

www.salarsmokehouse.co.uk

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Sandra Murray | Fashion | Inverness

Sandra Murray is a renowned Scottish artist -couturier whose patrons include HM the Queen and Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis.

www.sandramurray.co.uk

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Sandstone Press | Publisher | Dingwall

An independent publisher based in Scotland, with an international outlook.

www.sandstonepress.com

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The Gallery in the Nortwa’ | Artist | Orkney

Bill was trained at Edinburgh College of Art in the 60’s and his Gallery and studio is situated at the North end of one of Orkney’s most Northerly islands, Sanday.

https://www.seascape-art-orkne...

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The Tobermory Fish Company | F&B | Tobermory

A small family run smokehouse on the West Coast of Scotland, specialising in Tobermory Smoked Trout and Gift boxes.

www.tobermoryfish.co.uk

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Uist Wool | Textiles | North Uist

Wool is sourced locally, and throughout the Highlands & Islands, selected with care and processed at the Mill with a high degree of quality control at every stage of production.

www.uistwool.com

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WooHa Brewing Ltd | F&B | Speyside

WooHa is a bold, ambitious brewery based in the Highlands of Scotland and began its journey in 2015.

www.woohabrewing.com

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