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Cranachan & Crowdie

263 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 7194
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Wonderful, dense and inviting shop with all things hand picked from all over Scotland

This is such a warm and welcoming place to go to shop. Skip the other stores that look exactly... read more

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atwde2018
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White Plains, New York
Great shop with friendly staff

C&C has a wide variety of Scottish goods, including cheeses. I bought a purple star made out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HTM37
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At Cranachan & Crowdie you'll find all those quintessential Scottish food and drink souvenirs from thistle-shaped shortbread down to a humble bottle of Scottish water. But this range of trademark Scottish treats is certainly not limited. These Scottish foodies boast an exciting range that includes at least 8 different types of oatcakes alongside oodles of accompanying jams, marmalades and chutneys. Not to mention traditional Black Bun, award winning chocolates, traditional and whisky tablet and even Scottish dog treats. Those among us with special dietary needs needn't worry about being left out, as Cranachan & Crowdie offers a fantastic gluten free range of biscuits and beer to satisfy their Scottish-food-cravings. Cranachan & Crowdie are bringing the widest range of quality Scottish food, drink and gift products to the capital's doorstep as they always seek new, small producers, including acclaimed Charlotte Flower Chocolates, to introduce in the city. So if you haven't already been tempted by the Canongate's latest take on traditional Scottish food and drink shop, don't wait around to stock up on your favourite Scottish treats, and pick up a few new ideas while you're there. They'll even wrap it up in a gift basket for you! Gift certificates are available and make the perfect gift for any foodie. Free gift wrapping available year round.
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263 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

This is such a warm and welcoming place to go to shop. Skip the other stores that look exactly alike, carry the same things at the same prices- many of which are not even necessarily made in Scotland. The owners, Beth and Fiona, have taken...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

C&C has a wide variety of Scottish goods, including cheeses. I bought a purple star made out of wool, wine glass charms made from sea glass.The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank HTM37
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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are always on the look out for new items so hope to see you again soon. Will pass along your comments to our enthusiastic and friendly team. Best regards, Beth

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This shop has very classy and authentic Scottish gifts and things by which to remember your visit to Scotland. From St Andrews Pottery to prints to shortbread to Highland Cow tea towels and throw pillows, this store is worth a stop. There the welcoming bits...More

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Lesley. We are always on the lookout for made-in-Scotland items that will appeal to our customers and also differentiate us from all the other shops. It's hard work to be different, but we do our best and are very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many stores in Edinburgh, but almost everyone has the same thing. Go to Cranachan & Crowdie for real Scottish items. Extremely helpful people with quality merchandise. I would ignore 99% of the other stores and go straight here. Bought many items and very happy...More

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your enthusiastic review Carolyn! We love our customers and do our best to offer unique items at good prices smothered in great customer service and a taste or two of Scottish gin. So glad to be your favourite store and we look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went based on a recommendation by Rick Steves. Never been disappointed, and he was right again. Very pleasant, friendly and helpful folks. We were looking for local shortbread in fancy gift containers. The same items at another store up the street were 60 percent...More

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We do our very best to price items reasonably and then watch them all go to good homes around the world. Our approach is to tell stories about our small producers, including all our shortbread bakers. Look forward...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to Cranachan and Crowdie for my wonderful prize hamper. Thrilled to bits with such a brilliant prize from my favourite shop in Edinburgh!

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great news! We love that you won our hamper filled with food and drink made in Scotland by small producers. We are very proud of our selection of products. See you again soon, Beth

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Glad we stopped in this quaint little shop. The staff was very warm and friendly. I was able to find gifts for so many of my family members and a little something for me. This is a comfortable walk from Holyrood Palace.

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review...we truly appreciate it. And it's great to hear that you found a wee something for yourself. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Edinburgh, Beth

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I fell in love with this shop. Items were set out clearly, displays were beautiful. Beth who served us was welcoming and very friendly. Lots of local and environmentally friendly products. Love that she is moving away from plastic, I believe she is setting an...More

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for your rave review Elizabeth! We have made a conscious effort about switching to glass rather than plastic bottles after spending time this January on the Isle of Lewis and picking up plastic on our local beach. We need to take care of...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I passed through here when I was in Edinburgh in December 2017. I actually came across their website before I arrived in Edinburgh, so I had already planned to visit, mainly to buy some unique souvenirs. It did not disappoint! I made a small purchase...More

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for your review R which has honestly made me well up with pride. We work very hard to provide an exceptional level of customer service in a manner that reflects our love of Edinburgh and promoting 'made-in-Scotland'. Your quaich has found a home...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This store has unique and interesting things, unlike every other gift store on the royal mile. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit!More

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Beth E, Owner at Cranachan & Crowdie, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review...we appreciate it very much. Our shop is one-of-a-kind and we do our very best to find handmade items from across Scotland. There are so many wonderful makers and artists in Scotland to choose from. Will share your comments...More

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Yes, you are very welcome to bring your Yorkie into Cranachan & Crowdie. We are very dog friendly and sometimes our labradoodle Caley is in the shop. There are lots of dog friendly shops, pubs and restaurants in Edinburgh... More
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