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

We take the time to share some love to our list of current wholesale stockists across the UK and tell you a little more about each of them.

Dundee contemporary arts, 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.

Open Wed – Sat 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

fruitmarket Bookshop, edinburgh

Fruitmarket Bookshop is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary culture bookshop. Housed within Fruitmarket Gallery – a free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.

Open every day 10am – 6pm

Golden hare books, Edinburgh

Golden Hare‘s charming independent bookshop is situated in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge, where you can find an ever-changing collection of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. They hold close to 2000 titles covering all genres of writing from cookery to travel, kid’s picture books to science fiction – and many more in between.

Open every day 10am – 6pm

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.

Open 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

Open 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.

Open 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.

See Narture’s website for opening hours

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

Open 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.

Open Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm

two eight seven, glasgow

A bakery space by Sam & Anna Luntley serving up freshly baked goods, coffee, provisions and specially commissioned art editions.

Open Fri-Sun 9am – 4pm

Typewronger Books, Edinburgh

Typewronger Books is a bookshop and typewriter repair shop based at 4a Haddington Place.

Open Mon – Sun 11am – 9pm

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