Shops & Services

Shops & Services

Gairloch Tourist Information Centre

The Gairloch Tourist Information Centre is located next to the Gairloch Community Centre.

It is managed by Gairloch and Loch Ewe Action Forum (GALE) in partnership with VisitScotland and carries all relevant information for VisitScotland members’ accommodation and services. In addition, the staff will endeavour to answer any queries you may have regarding the local area or any other area of Scotland that you intend to visit. Whatever your question we will do our best to give you a satisfactory answer!

Leaflets detailing local facilities and attractions are available free of charge and a list of local events is updated each week. A full colour free brochure can be obtained which lists amenities available throughout the Highlands area.

As a charity, GALE relies upon donations and fundraising efforts. For this reason all items in the TIC shop are sold to help finance the work of GALE and the continued manning of the TIC. The more items we sell the more hours we can remain open. It is our aim to offer a service 7 days a week in peak season and to remain open throughout the year even if only on a restricted basis.

The shop sells a wide range of books and maps, including walking guides, CDs, postcards, calendars, cards and even wet weather gear. In an effort to promote local skills it also stocks many hand crafted cards and gifts that have been produced locally to a high standard and, in some cases, only available within the local area.

Feel free to call in and browse and if you have any comments please let us know! You may find just what you are looking for and be helping a local charity as you buy. If you are not able to visit us in person, then why not browse the selection of items available mail order from our online shop.


The Perfume Studio and Licensed Aroma Café, Mellon Charles

A premier visitor attraction offering


Perfume Gift Shop
An extensive range of our own perfumes, crèmes and soaps, together with an array of beautiful gifts chosen for you

The Perfume Studio
Our purpose built studio is where we carry out the research work on our extensive product range for a wide variety of customers

Exhibition Area
Our small exhibition area tells the story of soaps, crèmes, and perfume making – in addition to a little bit of chemistry.
We would ♥♥ to see you

The Training Area
Here we will hold workshops in perfume design, & skin crème making – learn the secrets of the perfumer and then design your own crème or perfume
 If 6 people or more book a workshop and lunch, we can offer discounts –  booking essential

Licensed Aroma Café
Visit our bright and airy Aroma café for snacks, lunches, home baking, and a wide variety of coffees , teas, wines and beers

Why not try our fun and free smelly competition?  –  phew! what a whiff

Ross-shire’s newest shopping and eating destination

Perfume Studio and Licensed Aroma Café
Mellon Charles, Aultbea , Ross-shire
Tel: 01445 731065
E-mail: [email protected]

Slioch Outdoor Equipment
Tel/Fax: 01445 781 412
E-mail: [email protected]

Situated in Poolewe, at Cliffton, near the indoor heated swimming pool.
Open 9am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday throughout the year, and at other times by arrangement. Wheelchair accessible.

We have been manufacturing outdoor clothing in Poolewe for nearly 20 years. During that time we have established a reputation for quality and excellence of design. We supply all RAF Search & Rescue helicopter crews and RAF Mountain Rescue teams, and voluntary rescue organisations throughout the country.

Our outdoor shop has a wide range of our famous products, plus other specialist equipment for exploring some of Scotland`s wildest and loneliest landscapes. Staff with specialist knowledge are always available to give advice and taken measurements if you require a garment made-to-measure. 

Tournaig (1.5 miles north of Inverewe Gardens) 
A family-run nursery in a lovely garden setting. Specialising in Olearias, bog plants, and those that thrive in tough coastal conditions. We grow much that is rarely, if ever, found available elsewhere, as well as plenty of easy to grow favourites. We have a plant for every situation and gardener, so why not come along and see what you can find.

Open 10.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Monday to Saturday 

Tel: 01445 781777
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Poolewe Market, Poolewe Village Hall

Every Tuesday from 28 March to 31 October 2006, then 14 and 28 November, pre-Christmas Saturday market on 9 December and again Tuesday 19 December for those late presents!

Visit the popular Poolewe Market where there will be up to 20 different stalls selling local products such as antiques, paintings, ceramics, cards, jewellery, gifts, soaps, home baking, preserves, home-grown fruit and vegetables and much more. Locals regard the market as a popular fixture, somewhere to have a chat and a cup of tea, pick up fresh vegetables and home bakes, or buy that special gift. Many of the products on offer are made locally and are unique to the area.

Tea, Coffee and Home baking are always available, with cakes being baked by stallholders or GALE staff and all profits being used to help finance the work of GALE. There is also a selection of goods for sale which are also on sale at the Gairloch Tourist Centre, administered by VisitScotland and GALE in partnership.

Call GALE on 01445 781408 for further information about the market and about renting a stall.

Gairloch & Loch Ewe Action Forum, Poolewe

  • Accommodation in Gairloch & Loch Ewe
  • Low Cost Public Internet Access
  • Laminating
  • Photocopying
  • Faxing

Tel:  01445 781408
Email:  [email protected]


Gairloch`s longest running, most successful,  best value service, now in its 19th year. Fully licensed and authorised.
Comfortable vehicle.

  • Local and Long Distance
  • (Private Hire Cabs)
  • Sightseeing Tours, Hospital, Airport, Station.
  • Special round trip tour rates for tourists
    To Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness,
    Drumnadrochit, Plockton, Lochcarron, Shieldaig, Torridon,
    Applecross, Kyle, Skye, Ullapool, Leckmelm Gardens,
    Inverewe Gardens, The Lighthouse.
    Other tour destinations can easily be arranged.
  • Have a shopping trip to Inverness.
  • DVD, MP3 option for kids
    Nearly New Silver Peugeot 406 HDI
    For your safety and comfort on long or short journeys.

Ask for Jackie on 01445 712452
Mobile: 077330 28477
Fax: 01445 712747 

(in the harbour area)
Tel: 01445 712030
Mob: 07887747801
Gairloch Bike Hire offers high quality mountain bikes at competitive prices. All the adult bikes (all new in 2004) have light aluminium frames, suspension and 21-speed shimano gears. The childrens bikes are similarly well equipped, providing hours of holiday fun.

Helmets, padlocks, spare inner tubes and full puncture repair outfits are provided at no extra cost. Substantial discounts are available for longer hires and delivery to and from your holiday accommodation can be provided (10p a mile up to 20 miles from Gairloch).

It would be advisable to phone ahead as we may work unconventional hours during the low season. We are open seven days, most of the year. We look forward to welcoming you.

Adults: Full Day – £12 7 days hire for the price of 4
Half Day – £8 Rent 3 bikes, get 4th free
Tandem: Full Day – £25 YHA Members 20% discount
Half Day – £15 Local Discount
Trailer Hire: Full Day – £6 Children (12yrs + under) half price 

South Forrest Solicitors and Estate Agents

Looking for a property or a business in Wester Ross, or the Highland region? South Forrest might have just the property you are looking for.

Found a property and need a solicitor?

Need legal advice, or legal representation?

Contact South Forrest Solicitors and Estate Agents for a comprehensive and efficient service.

South Forrest
8 Ardross Terrace

Tel: 01463 237171
Fax: 01463 243548
Email[email protected]