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Independent retailers to shop at in Aberdeenshire

For many people, it is the large number of independent boutiques in Aberdeen that make shopping such a pleasure and the city has a flourishing scene. From rare whisky hunting to high-end boutique fashion, here's 4 gems we think you should try.

Whiskies of Scotland
Whiskey glass

36 Gordon St, Huntly AB54 8EQ

Whiskies of Scotland is a must stop on the malt whisky trail with over 1,000 whiskies in stock from every available distillery with many open to taste. You can sample a cross section of all Scotland’s whisky with the ‘Whiskies of Scotland’ award-winning brand. Visit website

Country Ways
Country clothing

115 Holburn St, Aberdeen AB10 6BQ

Country Ways was established in 1978 and is a family-run business located in the city centre of Aberdeen. The store specialises in country, leisure and equestrian clothing, as well as horse wear, accessories, gifts and books. Visit website

McGowans Jewellers

88 Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1JL

McGowans Jewellers is Scotland’s family jewellers – it’s a fourth generation family business. The jewellers are diamond and precious stone specialists, where you can also find fine quality vintage and reconditioned jewellery with skilled jewellery workshops. Visit website


22a Thistle St, Aberdeen AB10 1XD

You can be sure that if you buy an outfit in this unique shop, you won’t see someone else in the city wearing it. Esslemonts stock incredible clothes from little-known designers in France, Germany, Italy and Holland amongst others, all finished beautifully and at an affordable price. Based in Thistle Street, they offer designer labels such as Camel Active, Remus and Florentino while the ladies are well catered for at Esslemonts 2 with designs from Turnover and Stills and Marella.

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