Shops Re-opening: Sharing the love for our UK-based Indie Shops and Wholesale Stockists!

As you’ll no doubt already know, non-essential shops have recently re-opened across the UK. With this in mind, we’re taking some time to share the love for our current roster of wholesale stockists across the country and to update you on each of their re-opening plans…

Cabinet, Ullapool

Cabinet is a shop in Ullapool selling – The work of artists, makers and designers from across the Highlands and further afield. It promotes an evolving collection of desirable, inspiring, beautiful and well made items to appeal to the local market and to visitors traveling through this part of the North West Highlands. We stock ceramics, jewellery, textiles, paintings, drawings, printmaking, woodwork, cards and design work along with other changing items and products.   Cabinet opened in 2015 on West Argyle Street in Ullapool, a prime location in the centre of this popular Highland Village. 

Cabinet is an independent shop situated in the Gallery venue of An Talla Solais – Ullapool Visual Arts.  An Talla Solais is a community led Art Centre which hosts exhibitions, events, classes and workshops.

Back open now! Wed – Sat 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Dundee contemporary arts shop, dundee

DCA Shop has a unique selection of design, jewellery and craft sourced both locally and from across the UK. They bring together work by talented emerging and established independent makers alongside contemporary homeware design brands, and sell a wide range of books and magazines on art and design, plus stationery and gifts for children. You can also choose from a wide range of limited edition prints by Scottish and international artists, produced in DCA Print Studio.

Back open now! Wed – Sat 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham

Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles, including a strong Jewish list and, previously, books for young adults. In November 2013 they opened the Five Leaves Bookshop with a stock much wider than they publish, but with a strong emphasis on independent publishing.

Back open now! Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm | Sun 12pm – 4pm

Good Press, Glasgow

Good Press is a volunteer run, informally organised shop and event space dedicated to the promotion, distribution and production of independently or self published printed matter, with a focus on visual arts and writing, occasionally music or artist objects.

Back open now! Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm

Hammerton store, aberdeen

Hammerton Storeis Aberdeen’s version of the kind of all-round general food store that is as much influenced by farm shops and old fashioned provision merchants as it is by specialist continental delis. Owner Susan Watson has ensured that the bedrock of the shop is in local and organic fruit and veg, alongside meats and bakery. Then there are the extras which not only extend the range but also emphasise the values of the place: wine and real ale, cook books, ceramics and art on the walls.”

The Larder, published by The List

Back Open Now! Tues – Sat 8am – 6pm | Sat/Sun 8.30am – 5pm

Hatch, Glasgow

Hatch provides both a retail space for over 50 independent UK designer makers as well as a creative workshop space available for hire for artist led workshops. 

Each sale goes directly to each resident maker, commission free.

Hatch is built by an independent designer, for independent designers. Jessica Cora Taylor is the business owner, who after successfully growing her own design range under her brand Jessica Cora Creative, decided to develop Hatch, with the aim of supporting fellow independent small creative businesses.

Back open now! Tues – Sat 11am – 5.30pm | Sun 11am – 4.30pm

narture, Ayr

Narture are an artist collective based in Ayr, baking real bread to earn the dough to fund arts projects.

Their unique vision straddles gastronomy, arts and sciences to reanimate vacant shops in the historic town of Ayr, commissioning artists and creative people to produce inspirational new digital and physical artworks to show how these spaces can be enlivened for a post-pandemic, post-retail, future.

Re-opening plans TBC

ÒR, isle of skye

ÒR a carefully curated contemporary Scottish Jewellery, Art & Craft. They have two shops both situated in Portree, Isle of Skye. Wentworth St is currently closed for a refurbishment

Portree shop back open now! Mon – Sun 10am – 5pm

The Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh

The Portobello Bookshop is located in what was formerly a fishing tackle shop (Mike’s Tackle Shop) for 30 years, and before that was an old cooperative — something they discovered after removing the frontage of the tackle shop. Extensive renovations took place from January 2019 to June 2019, during which time they discovered the lovely columns that are now a staple of the shop’s interior, which were hiding beneath plasterboard walls. The aim was to create a warm, modern, open space that’s welcoming and pleasure to spend time browsing books in, and which allows them to host a great events programme.

Back open now! Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm

Typewronger Books, Edinburgh

Edinburgh bookshop and typewriter repair shop based at 4a Haddington Place.

Back open now! Mon – Sun 11am – 9pm

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