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Hot Chocolate at Marie’s Little Cake Shop

Hot Chocolate is just the best thing on a cold and wet morning in Scotland.  Thankfully here in Auchterarder it is something that is readily available.  Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time at Marie’s Little Cake Shop.  A place of wonder for those whoRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure – Culdees Treasures

Picture looking in the door of Culdees Treasures.

Out and about again, this time to Blackford where I met with Eileen Coffield of Culdees Treasures.  Open this weekend as part of the Perthshire Open Studios event.  Eileen offers a variety of mediums, working with painted and dyed fabric, wool and paper through to wire and beads. Producing anRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure – Catriona Studio

Picture of hand crafted glass dragonfly by Catriona Studio

Today’s second Auchterarder Adventure was to Catriona Studio where I met up with Gail Stirling Robertson who showed me round.  The Studio is open Saturday and Sunday as part of the Perthshire Open Studios event.           Catriona Studio combines the work of Gail Stirling Robertson andRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure – Ceri White Studios

Picture of ceramics at Ceri White Studios

The first Auchterarder Adventure today was to Ceri White Studios just outside Dunning.  Ceri works with ceramics and produces an array of items from yarn bowls to tiles.    This year Ceri has added ceramic bottles to complement the range of thrown cactus/succulent planters; from the small and exquisite toRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure – Proggy and Tweed

Picture of cushions from Proggy and Tweed

 Today’s Auchterarder Adventure was in Auchterarder to meet Proggy and Tweed, another of the artists on the Plum Route of the Perthshire Open Studios event. Meet Kim MacGillivray of Proggy and Tweed Designs.  Based in Auchterarder, Kim works in textiles, mainly wool, combining handmade felt with knitted and stitched textilesRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure – Caron Ironside Textiles

Today’s Auchterarder Adventure ended up in Dunning to meet Caron Ironside, one of the artists on the Plum Route of the Perthshire Open Studios event. Meet Caron Ironside of Caron Ironside Textiles.  Based just outside Dunning Caron produces a variety of textile designs which are hand painted and digitally/screen printedRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure – James Urquhart, Ironmongers

Today’s Auchterarder Adventure has been to Urquhart’s on the High Street.  The place of many a visit when things go wrong in the house or when your garden needs a bit of a lift. James Urquhart Ironmongers has been in the High Street of Auchterarder since the early 1900s, withRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure Visits Aberuthven Village Shop

View of inside of Aberuthven Village Shop

The Auchterarder Adventure today is a visit to Aberuthven to check in at The Village Shop.  Only open a few months Claire and Stewart have made big changes already as they fine tune the shop to the requirements of local customers. Today’s adventure started when I realised that I hadRead More …


Auchterarder Adventure – Red Cross Shop

Today’s Auchterarder Adventure was to the Red Cross shop at the top of the High Street.  The shop is well known locally for the skills of the staff and their eye catching window displays.  We thought this would be a good place to start the Auchterarder Adventures as they areRead More …


Auchterarder Business Network Takes Shape

Started in April 2017 as an extension of the Lang Toon Times and Auchterarder.net group, Auchterarder Business Network was set up to help local businesses in the Auchterarder and surrounding areas get to know each other and promote Auchterarder as a great place to do business. As the town continuesRead More …


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