Shop till you drop in Inverness and Loch Ness

Whether you are looking for a gift, a souvenir to remember your holiday by or want to search out the unique independent businesses and shop local, let us help you discover the destination one shopping experience at a time! 

Everything from a wee toy Nessie to the most luxurious cashmere scarf, Inverness and the small towns and villages that surround Loch Ness have some fantastic shops to find that perfect gift or souvenir. The hardest part is remembering them all! Lets start with the shops located close to the Loch that have something for everyone, Starting from Inverness and working our way South towards Drumnadrochit.

An Talla - Based at Doch Garroch where you can get a Loch ness cruise, An Talla stock a range of gifts from Childrens toys, books and Nessies to locally sourced luxury items for the home and everything in between.

Ness Gifts - Based at the very popular location of Dores, right on the shores of Loch Ness you will find Ness Gifts, stocking a wide range of beautiful, locally produced and crafted gifts.

Simpsons Garden Centre - Based close to Culloden Battlefield, this gem of a garden centre boasts a huge range of locally sourced gifts and food and drink produce. Be sure to save space for lunch or a coffee and cake as you won't be able to resist that as well!

Loch Ness Clansman - Half way between Inverness and Loch ness is the Clansman hotel, their gift shop is so varied and well stocked that it is impossible to walk away empty-handed! Local gins and whiskies also stocked here.

In Drumnadrochit you will find some great places to buy the perfect holiday gift or souvenir. 

Loch Ness HUB - located in the main car park in Drumnadrochit, a hub for everything you need to know about the area along side a wonderful selection of local products, gifts and crafts.

Loch Ness Gifts - A treasure trove of everything Scottish, Nessie, Highlands and more! They also have a fantastic online shop if you want to purchase something before or after your visit!

Nessie shop at Drum Hotel - You can then find your perfect Nessie gift at the Drum hotel Nessie shop! Based along side the Loch Ness Centre where you can explore the exhibition and decide if you are a believer or not.

Shop local and independent produce

If you like to source and try local produce when visiting a new destination, we have plenty for you to sample. The surrounding area has a lot of fantastic local businesses producing craft beer, meat, ice cream, whisky, gin and more! Let us help you with some tasty treat ideas that you will find in Inverness and Loch Ness. 

Dog Falls Brewery - Brewed within a few miles of Loch Ness, Dog Falls is an award winning brewery who are producing mouth watering craft beers that you can find stocked in some of the local bars and you can also buy their beer through their online shop.

Loch Ness Ice Cream -  You will find this premium ice cream in many shops, restaurants and locations across Inverness and Loch Ness, Find out where here.

Xoko Bakehouse - XOKO is a bakehouse and coffee bar in Inverness. We are bringing you the best artisan sourdoughs, pastries, and cakes to eat in or take away.

Farm Ness - A local farm on the outskirts of Inverness with a well stocked farm shop selling their meet and seasonal produce from local farms.

Invercannich Farm - Providing the community and visitors with sustainable, free range produce. They open the doors to their shop once a month, giving you high quality, Scottish farmed butchery from our land and neighbouring farmers within our community.

Local whisky

Glen Ord Distillery - based a little our of Inverness but worth the trip to see its fantastic new visitor experience and tours, you can buy a locally produced Whisky.

Tomatin - Discover the story and taste the whisky that has been in production since 1897.

Uilebheist Distillery and Brewery - Opened in 2023, Uilebheist is still distilling their first batch of whisky but their tap room is open to sample their many delicious beers.



The Victorian Market

The Victorian Market in the heart of the City of Inverness is a covered market, full of independent shops and cafes offering a wide range and variety of top quality products. The building itself is a must see, but take time to wander the many unique shops or have some food in the newly opened food hall offering some very popular local favourites.

The Eastgate Shopping Centre

For all your big brands and high street chain needs, the Eastgate shopping centre has great variety of stores all under one roof and is based in the centre of Inverness, complete with a handy multi story car park.

After a stroll around the centre you can pop outside to visit the Victorian Market or to take a walk down the High street to discover more of what Inverness has to offer.

Eastgate shopping centre

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