Shopping in Dornoch is a unique experience. With over 20 independent shops to choose from, Dornoch is the ideal place to find that unusual gift, piece of jewellery or special cashmere jumper as well as all of your everyday essentials. If you are planning a trip to Dornoch this Summer, why not take a look and see which shops you would like to visit when you arrive? From local food and hardware to clothes and gifts, come and discover something unique this year.


Gifts, treats and toys.

Jail Dornoch combines its historical setting of old cells with contemporary design to display a range of luxurious clothing, country wear, exquisite gifts, jewellery, Scottish pottery and glassware. Everything from Candles to Clothes, the Jail sells a fantastic range of items. Country Interiors is the sister shop to Jail Dornoch, situated on the opposite side of Castle Street, in the old post office. Country Interiors is full of beautiful decorative objects, gifts, soft furnishings and furniture.

Explore the Aladdin’s cave that is Simply The Best Fair Trade Gift & Toy Shop and its sister shop Outside the Box  for some fantastic toys and gifts, many of which are fairtrade. Mitchells Chemist  also stocks an extensive range of gifts including candles, makeup, scarves and designer handbags and purses including Kipling, Brakeburn and Oilily.

Dornoch Garden Centre is an ideal place to shop for the gardening enthusiast there is a great range of outdoor clothing and fishing tackle, DIY tools, plants, seeds, bird feeders and gardening equipment.

Barn Owl Bothy
For work by local artists including ceramics and paintings. Bring a little piece of Scotland into your home with our variety of handcrafted gifts, one-offs, bespoke and no mass-produced.

Why not treat yourself or a friend to a bunch of seasonal flowers created by North Floral Design? Always in the signature North style, with beautiful colours and textures and luxurious wrapping and tied with a bow- the perfect treat.

HistoryLinks is Dornoch’s very own 5* Museum and is a fantastic place to visit for both children and adults. Their shop is well stocked so you can choose from gifts, books, tartan and pewter at the Historylinks shop. All proceeds from these sales helps support their vision of ‘Keeping the Dornoch Story Alive‘.

Dornoch Book Shop   well known for it’s amazing selection of books, the perfect place to find your holiday read! IF you can’t wait until Summer to visits, then you will be pleased to know that you can now order online. Email to order or for more details dornochbookshop@gmail.com.



Get a little slice of Dornoch golf course in the form of a t-shirt or club cover  Royal Dornoch branded goods in the Royal Dornoch Pro Shop! The range includes golf balls, tees, hats, jumpers and tee shirts.

Tartan Creations create beautiful ladies accessories made to the highest standard in a wide range of tartan and tweeds all woven in Scotland. Contact Yvonne Macrae (tartanbodices@hotmail.co.uk)

Becca Mac is a ladies’ and gents’ boutique with the very latest fashions, everything from bags to shoes. Take a look on their website to get a glimpse of their fantastic pieces of fashion and stunning accessories.

If you are a knitter or love tweed and tartan then add Kingcraig to your list of shops to pop into for sumptuous fabrics, blankets, Tartan rugs, lengths of tweed and knitting wool.


Food and Drink

Carnegie Whisky Cellars is Dornoch’s only dedicated Whisky Shop, browse their amazing range of whiskies and treat yourself to something nice!

Dornoch Stores- The General Store
The store offers a full range of food and drink including fruit, vegetables, meat, game, fish, cheese and dairy products. They focus upon local, Highland and Scottish produce but also ensure that they seek out award winning, unusual or hard to find suppliers wherever they may be.

Harry Gow Bakery
Making and baking everything from scratch to their own carefully crafted recipe, choosing and using the very best of ingredients. Provenance is key, ingredients are sourced locally where possible, with some from the continent, so the finished product tastes great.

The Spar Convenience Store
The Spar Convenience Store is located in the Retail Park – behind Historylinks Museum and is open seven days a week until 7 pm for your daily shopping needs.


Beauty and relaxation

CoCo Salon and Spa has a team of professional and friendly stylists who specialise in a range of colouring, cutting, perming, hair ups, permanent hair extensions, waxing, make-up, massage and much more.

Treat yourself to a hair or nail treatment at Hair & Beauty in Dornoch Services include; cutting and colouring, perming, wedding and party hair, head massage, manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials and tanning.

Aspen Spa in the Carnegie Courthouse offer a range of luxury face, body, massage, nail and grooming treatments and hair ups and blow-drys perfect for special occasions or just a treat.

Ultimuttly Groomed
Relaxation and self care isn’t just for humans!! Viki has been fully trained in all aspects of dog grooming including hand stripping, bath & brush, full grooms, puppy grooms, nail trimming, de-shedding and clipping. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome with plenty of cuddles and treats provided in a relaxed, dog friendly environment.


Holiday Essentials

Sam’s Bike Shed
Dornoch has some wonderful places to explore by bike. Treat yourself and your family by hiring some bikes from Sam’s Bike Shed. Single, couple and family rates at very reasonable prices.

Embo Community Grocer and post office
They supply daily newspapers, milk, bread, rolls and baking as well as general groceries at low cost. If it’s not on their shelves they will make every effort to get it for you! Also Go Tea/Coffee & Ice-cream, pet food and permitted medical supplies.

Heaven Bikes is a bike shop with a difference, serving the local area of Dornoch, Bonar Bridge, Tain, Golspie and surrounding areas with their delivery and collection service including bike hire, servicing, repairs and sales.

Dornoch Stores- The Hardware Store
Packed to the rafters with everything and anything from the useful and necessary such as cleaning products, light bulbs, screws and nails to small tools and accessories for home repairs and DIY, including a wonderful range of paints and varnishes. The store also stocks an extensive range of cooking and bakeware including everyday utensils, crockery and glasses. In the Spring and Summer a wide selection of seasonal plants, compost, seeds, feed and tools is available and ever changing. For the great outdoors they have hiking boots, outerwear and waterproofs plus camping, beach and picnic equipment.

Dornoch Bike Hire
Explore Dornoch and beyond on two wheels. Experience a more relaxing way to get out and about. Enjoy the area on a Mountain or Hybrid bike ride. All bikes are fully serviced after every hire. Delivery and collection service available.


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