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9 April 2021
In the second of our articles explaining something of the history and current practice of heritage crafts we turn our focus on the artisan skill of woodturning.
16 March 2021
The craft of weaving is part of the Highlands and Islands cultural heritage, in this blog we explore a brief history of weaving and look at why it's an important skill to keep alive given the quality of the product and environmentally friendly production methods.
1 January 2021
Traditionally, as we enter a new year we make resolutions: perhaps to give us a sense of purpose; something to work towards, or a new goal to achieve. Whatever they are, these resolutions often centre around changing our behaviour for the better. In this day and age our resolution may well be to try and work towards reducing our carbon footprint. As consumers we have more power than perhaps we realise as this blog explores.
26 November 2020
Black Friday is detrimental to small, independent retailers who don't have the luxury of large margins and simply cannot compete with the discounts given by high street retailers. Therefore, Highland Hiddle is opting out of Black Friday discounts.
10 November 2020
2020 has been a turbulent year for many, if not all. This Christmas we encourage you to show your support for the small, independent businesses hardest hit. When shopping with small, independent makers, it's worth bearing in mind the need to shop early, as this blog explains.
22 September 2020
Today there is a plethora of highly talented independent makers, artists and crafters in the Scottish Highlands and Islands who create beautiful products. There are several reasons why it is important to support these small, independent makers. You can make a real difference to the individual makers and the environment, while, at the same time, helping to keep craft skills and creativity alive.
14 August 2020
Highland Hiddle is passionate about sustainable retail and supporting small, independent makers. We care about the environment and champion the benefits of buying handmade products rather than those which are mass produced.
13 August 2020
The Scottish Highlands and Islands covers a vast area and its magnificent yet remote landscape has few cities or big towns. Artists and crafters in the region are limited to small, local outlets meaning they are more often than not hidden from a wider audience.