We’ve got a lot of moongazing hares, and other hare-related items for sale on isle20! It is alleged that the Celts considered hares to be magical, mystical creatures. They were never eaten. Rather, they were accorded great respect. They were symbols of growth, new-beginnings and prosperity. In Europe the hare became synonymous with moon-related deities.Read more ⟶
Get ready for Christmas with the isle20 stocking fillers guide. We’ve scoured our shop to find the best gifts for your loved one, sure to put a smile on their face this Christmas. Not only are these fantastic gifts, but it also supports island makers and island economies – what’s not to love there? IfRead more ⟶
Sometimes you just need a bit of luxury! And other times you need a luxury gift. Well, whether you need luxury gifts for her, for him, or for you, we’re confident that we have something to fit the bill. Our independent makers from across the Scottish islands produce an incredible range of luxury items. We’veRead more ⟶
Thanks to our amazing island makers, we boast an incredible collection of handmade Christmas decorations! From banners and baubles to wood slices and wee cottages, there’s something to grace any Christmas tree. I add a new decoration every year. If you are like me, then you will love there! I’ve got my eye on theRead more ⟶
We’re all looking to cuts cost this year. So what if we told you that you can cut costs, and still support independent makers with our guide to gifts under £20?
Whether you are looking to cut costs, or on the hunt for a secret santa present, our gifts for under £10 are bound to help!
isle20 is made up of incredible small businesses from across the Scottish islands. That means that our product range is more sustainable than most! As islanders we know how important it is to keep plastic to a minimum, and to recycle as much as possible. We have a wide selection of eco-friendly gifts just waitingRead more ⟶
When it comes to gifts under £30, we’ve been busy finding the best options for you. Yup, 30 gifts ideas under £30!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Island Life calendar competition! We’ve been blown away by all the brilliant entries! The judges had some hard choices to make, and in the end we decided that two images should appear for each month – a main image, and a smaller inset one. Without furtherRead more ⟶
My mission was to travel from Barra to Lewis interviewing artists, artisans, crafters, producers on behalf of isle20 and the Scottish Islands Passport.
Join me on my journey to meet these incredible Island Makers – from Barra to Lewis and back!
By Julia Welstead As I park alongside a sleek woodclad house, home to Sollas Bookbinding, a woman flits past the window, ushering me in with a welcoming wave. I walk into a familiarly busy kitchen scene: children, puppy, baking, washing, breakfast, homework, games, projects, ringing telephones….all ably orchestrated and overseen by the woman I haveRead more ⟶
By Julia Welstead I’m in croft heaven. Twice-my-height willows sway and flex in the breeze all around me, thriving on fertile coastal ground knee deep with grasses and sedges, buttercups and rushes, marsh marigold and silverweed. Veggie patches and fruit bushes blend into this biodiverse haven, organic in every sense. A polytunnel crammed with burgeoningRead more ⟶