A GIFT box service dedicated to showcasing products from the Highlands and islands has been launched.
A Whale of a Time brings together products from independent businesses spread across Inverness, Lochaber, Moray, Wester Ross, and Wick, as well as islands including Harris, Islay, Lewis, Orkney, and Skye.
Its range of eight gift boxes stretches from coffee and tea through to cocktails, gins, and whiskies.
The boxes were launched by Helen Ross and Eilidh Marshall, who run Inverness-based public relations agency Whale-like-fish.
Ross said: “2020 has been a difficult year for everyone.
“However, adversity is the mother of invention and we were inspired to create something that would help businesses in the Highlands and Islands get their products out there and spread a little bit of joy to people all over the UK.”
Marshall added: “There are so many independent businesses in the Highlands and islands making brilliant products, so we’re really excited to bring some of them together in our gift boxes.
“We’ve made each box with the aim of creating an experience that the recipient will love, whether it’s to spend quality time with the family, to help them relax or so they can celebrate a special occasion, and each box can be personalised with your own special message.”
Producers included in the gift boxes include Loch Ness Spirits, Badachro Distillery, Inverness Coffee Roasting Co, Pixel Spirits, Mix’d, Atlantic Lights, Bruichladdich Distillery, Island Bakery, Lucy Wagtail, Shore – The Scottish Seaweed Company, Pencil Me In, Cath Waters, Isle of Skye Seaweed Co, Ashers, Selkie Soap Co, Ablekids Press, Made in the Highlands, Camella Crafts, Love Tonic, Chocolates of Glenshiel, JP Orkney, Baile Mor Books, and The Hebridean Tea Store.
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