In many parts of the country we have reached a stage where every town looks pretty much the same with the same chain stores, the same big supermarkets and the same rather dull and featureless shopping malls. Thankfully, that is not the case in Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms.
Our towns and villages are thriving and prosperous communities that support a wide range of locally owned, independent shops and stores, many of which specialise in retailing local products. Shopping in Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms is an unique experience as you discover things you simply won’t find anywhere else and you enjoy the type of friendly, personal service that seems to have gone out of fashion in other places.
Look for the Royal Warrants on display on shop fronts in places like Ballater and Braemar. These shops supply the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle. What better recommendation could you have?
If the idea of friendly little shops where the owner serves you with attention and courtesy sounds a little out of step with the rest of the world and a little old fashioned, maybe there’s something to be said for being old fashioned.