Grantown on Spey is a thriving Highland Village with a Central Square and a High Street full of shops and local businesses.

Take a leisurely stroll down The High Street where there are numerous gift and coffee shops. There is a variety of other local shops and services such as hairdressers, banks, post office and library. The Co-op in The Square is the largest supermarket.

All these shops and businesses are within10 minutes walk from Ardconnel and you will have no problems spending a morning or afternoon browsing in the windows and sampling the coffees and home baking.

Slightly Further Afield … see our helpful links page above for more information.

Johnsons of Elgin won the 2013 ‘Best Shopping Experience’ in Scotland Thistle Award.  Selling the very best Scottish Cashmere and other products there is a visitor centre, café and shop.

Brodie Countryfare situated in a relaxing rural environment a few minutes from Brodie Castle, claims to be one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in the North of Scotland, providing a blend of quality and a traditional Scottish welcome.  It has a well stocked food hall & delicatessen, women & menswear, gifts & interiors as well as a popular restaurant.

Baxters Highland Village offers a variety of speciality shops, stocked with a wide range of Baxters and Audrey Baxter range of food products, as well as wines and whiskies, speciality foods, clothing, cookware and gifts. Take a step back in time and discover the history of the Baxters story in the old grocery shop, originally opened by George Baxter in 1868.

The Whisky Castle in Tomintoul has been selling the finest Malt Whiskies of Scotland from its premises for a 100 years and more, including perhaps a few illegal crofters barrels from the Braes and Glens at the turn of the century. Stocking over 500 different bottles of single malts – some are rare, all are very drinkable and are the ‘Life Blood of Scotland’ –

Rothiemurchus Centre has a farm foods, gift and card shop.  Offering a warm welcome and set in stunning scenery the centre also offers coffee, lunch or dinner in the Druie Restaurant Café.

Spey Valley Shopping at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort offers a selection of exclusive gifts, clothing and accessories.  Spey Valley Shopping is now a well-loved and respected retail destination stocking a wide variety of luxury brand clothing, homewares and gifts.