Love Your Local Businesses
Following a supremely difficult year for all, across Scotland we have experienced a revitalised sense of community where people are looking out for each other in a way we haven’t seen before. An increase in online shopping during the pandemic means that we now need to now look out for and ‘love’ our local businesses. Small businesses are at the heart of our communities. They have adapted, diversified and changed in order to survive the current crisis. The choices we make now could make a difference to our communities for years to come. The benefits of shopping locally (either online or safely in person) extend beyond the crisis but small actions and choosing local can really help. Read on for some amazing offers and gift ideas from our Partner Businesses across The Coig’s five routes.
The Waterside Hotel, Seamill
Treat someone special to dinner, bed and breakfast at The Waterside Hotel with prices starting at £74.50pp based on two sharing. Unwind on the coast with picturesque views of the Isle of Arran, complimentary bottle of chilled prosecco on arrival, and use of the Si! Spa at our sister venue, The Gailes Hotel & Spa. Book today at bit.ly/WatersideStayDBB. Get that peace of mind with a SimpsInns Coronavirus guarantee that includes free changes up to 4pm the day before arrival. T&Cs apply.
Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran
Treat yourself or someone else this Christmas to the gift of Auchrannie. Most gift vouchers are valid for two years meaning you’ll be able to use them throughout all of 2021 and 2022. They can be used across the entire resort for overnight stays, food and drink in any of our three restaurants, adventure activities or spa treatments. Buy online at https://bit.ly/33f9z2O for “Instant” or “Gift Boxed” delivery or call on 01770 302 234.
Spring offer for 2021! 2 nights bed and breakfast in a sea facing room, dinner on the first night of your stay (£25 food allocation per person) and island discount vouchers.
Balmichael Glamping Christmas Vouchers – available for any value, valid for 15 months and free postage. Call: 01770 465095 or contact via social media or website to order. Buy: balmichaelglamping.co.uk
Blair Estate – Garden Cottage
Garden Cottage Festive Getaway for up to 4 Guests
Craving a change of scenery and somewhere special to celebrate Christmas or New Year with your loved ones? Why not book a self-catering stay in Garden Cottage on the beautiful Blair Estate. Garden Cottage consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a private sitting room and family style kitchen all set in its own private garden.
Book before 18th December 2020 to enjoy a 10% Discount on any Garden Cottage bookings confirmed for December 2020 or January 2021.
Book: Blair Estate – Garden Cottage
East Wing, Blair Estate
East Wing Festive Getaway for up to 10 Guests
Escape to Blair Estate for a special Festive Getaway this year. Take time to recharge ready for 2021 and enjoy refreshing walks through the estate’s Ancient woodland and parkland.
The East Wing consists of five bedrooms all with their own private bathroom facilities, a large private sitting room and large family style kitchen seating up to 10. Book now!
Book before 18th December 2020 to enjoy a 10% Discount on any East Wing bookings confirmed for December 2020 or January 2021.
To book please go to our website – web page link: Blair Estate – East Wing
Riverside Lodge Hotel
Looking for the perfect present? Then look no further than a Fitzsimmons Group Gift Card! They have you covered from a tasty afternoon tea to a luxurious overnight stay with dinner! Buy online at https://riverside-lodge-hotel.vouchercart.com/app/
Costley & Costley Hotels
Costley Gift Vouchers available to buy online. Can be spent in any Costley Hotel, Spa, Restaurant and Patisserie! Buy: costleyspatisserie.com/gift…/gift-vouchers/
Glenapp Castle Hotel
Give the Gift of Glenapp this Christmas. Gift experiences from £35, from afternoon tea to luxury getaways. They’ve got gifts for everyone this Christmas. Buy online at glenappcastle.wearegifted.co.uk
Coalhill Farm Holiday Cottages
Coalhill Farm Holiday Cottages are offering a complimentary Alpaca ‘Meet & Greet’ experience (worth £30) for all new January and February 2021 bookings for ‘The Byre’ 4 person self-catering converted byre with hot tub.
To book your stay https://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/cottage/78991-coalhill-farm-byre or see their facebook page for more details Coalhill Farm Holiday Cottages | Facebook
Food & Drink
A. D. Rattray
Whisky personalised by hand. The perfect whisky gift for Christmas! Our Whiskies from the cask are personalised with a hand-written label, making every bottle unique. Free UK delivery or collection from our whisky shop.
Ritchie’s of Rothesay
Need gift inspiration? Ritchie’s of Rothesay smoked salmon gift boxes make the perfect Christmas present for the foodie in your life. The Ritchie’s smokehouse has been smoking on the Isle of Bute since 1888. Order by 18th December for delivery in time for Christmas. Shop: ritchiesofrothesay.com/collections/giftboxes
If ever there was a year to spoil someone it’s this year! Geraldo’s, Largs gift hampers and Christmas chocolate boxes make a really lovely gift. Choose from a large selection online or create your own bespoke hamper filled with delicious treats for someone special.
Isle of Bute Gin
The Isle of Bute produces delicious, small batch, handcrafted Scottish Gin. Their award-winning Gorse Gin will delight any Scottish Gin-lovers this Christmas! Use our discount code “COIGCHRISTMAS’ to get 20% off.
Choose from a selection of Single Malts and Christmas gift boxes both in the Lochranza Distillery Visitor Centre Gift Shop and online at www.arranwhisky.com. Telephone orders welcome 01770 830 264.
Laird’s Table, Craufurdland
LT@home Xmas ready meal – take the stress out of organising Christmas Dinner, why not let our Chef do the prep for you and order one of our Christmas ready meals. Choice of 5 courses Christmas menu for £35pp, all you have to do is heat up it and enjoy. Order: craufurdland.co.uk/lt-home-christmas-day-readymeal
Christmas Selection Boxes inspired by memories of Granny’s. The selection boxes are sustainably packaged for delivery UK-wide. An ideal gift to a loved one this Christmas. Buy: crofterslarder.com/christmas-selection-boxes
Isle of Cumbrae Distillers
Millport rocks…and so does their new island gin, Nostalgin! The perfect gift for the gin lover on your list. Support one of Scotland’s newest island gin distilleries, Isle of Cumbrae Distillers. Open Thursdays through Sundays Noon to 4pm and online at: isleofcumbrae-distillers/shop or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Loans Inn
Let’s look forward to Christmas and enjoy a selection of freshly prepared mini festive, tasty treats with our festive afternoon tea just £26 for two people. Book in advance online at www.oldloansinn.co.uk/en/festive-afternoon-tea/. Available from 12th December.
Know someone who loves a local evening out? A Buzzworks Gift Card really does make the ideal Christmas present. With 12 uniquely stylish venues, the lucky recipient is sure to be smiling on Christmas morning! Buy: http://buzzworksholdings.com/
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
A lovely gift to receive if you’re a Burns or whisky enthusiast (or fancy it for yourself!) and currently comes with a free whisky tasting glass. From the Arran Distillery, this whisky is quite fruity, with hints of apple, lime and pear. Our shop at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum opens again on Sunday 13th, 10am – 4pm. Buy: bit.ly/RBBMWhisky
Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
Love a bargain? Become a Friend of the Scottish Maritime Museum for only £21 and enjoy unlimited visits throughout the year. Explore all our historic vessels, shipbuilding engineering, artworks and exhibitions and benefit from discounts in our gift shops and cafés! You’ll be helping sustain our national maritime heritage too!
Private house tour gift vouchers, available to redeem in 2021. Share your passion and gift someone special and extraordinary Mount Stuart experience this Christmas. 1 hour and 2 hour Private House Tours are available.
Purchase online now: shop.mountstuart.com/pages/gift-experiences
Give the gift of hope and love to family, friends (or yourself) with a voucher for a trek at Arran Alpacas. Vouchers available for any experience or value. Valid for 15 months and includes free postage. To order call 01770 465095 or send a message. Buy: arranalpacas.co.uk
Treat your adventurous loved ones, friends, or your colleagues to an Experience Gift e-Voucher. It can be used at towards any activity on the Estate from our Tree Top High Wire Obstacle course to Flyfishing. Book online at: https://treetoptrials.co.uk/.
Treetop Trials, Craufurdland
Craufurdland’s Tree Top Trials is a treetop obstacle course with exciting zones, featuring 38 unique obstacles and there are 6 thrilling zips too! We have experiences suitable for all ages, Explorer for 5-10yr, Pioneer for over 9’s or for 12yrs to adults, the Hero experience. What’s stopping you coming and enjoying an awesome adventure? Book: treetoptrials.co.uk
Si! Spa, The Gailes Hotel
NEW Sunset at Si! Spa – Relax and unwind at the end of your day with our new Sunset at Si! Spa package including a 40 minute warming back, scalp and foot treatment, thermal suite experience and a deluxe hot chocolate served within our spa lounge after your treatment. The perfect post work escape is available every Monday to Friday from 3pm until 7pm for just £45pp. Or upgrade to Saturday or Sunday for £10pp.
To purchase a gift voucher for Sunset at Si! Spa, or view our other spa gift vouchers visit www.simpsinns.vouchercart.com. To book, call us on 01294 316090.
Give the gift of adventure this Christmas and book a Primal Castaway for the adrenaline junkie in your family. Sail up the Kyles of Bute, spot marine mammals with specialised maritime equipment, learn seamanship skills and have the chance to sail the yacht. Visit uninhabited islands and learn coastal survival skills, forage wild edibles and the principles of survival. Sleep under the stars at the end of each day. Book online: https://primalbushcraftsurvival.com/primal-castaway-experience/
Gifts and Local Shops Online
We can all use some extra luck after this awful year!! If you’re unable to see friends & family this season, send them a special message (printed FREE) on a lucky sixpence cards. Lots of Christmas/New Year designs to choose from. Genuine pre-circulated coins. 10% off all products with code XMAS10 .
Shop online at: https://scottishkeepsakes.com
Shopappy, East Ayrshire
Our new Shopappy project, which allows businesses to trade for free online. It allows customers to shop from all their local businesses and shop using one digital cart.
Shopappy allows you browse, book, buy and shop locally, while staying safe, from the comfort of your couch. Businesses can sign up free for 12 months. Shop: https://bit.ly/EastAyrshire
Visit Bute Christmas Gift Guide
Give the gift of Bute this Christmas. Explore what local retailers on the Isle of Bute have to offer with VisitBute’s Christmas Gift Guide, packed full of great ideas for quirky gifts from the fantastic local businesses on the island. Browse Visit Bute’s Christmas Gift Guide here: https://www.visitbute.com/christmas-gift-guide/
Ayrshire Gift Guide 2020
Buy Ayrshire Christmas Gift Guide from all manner of businesses in Ayrshire. Whether you need that unique one off gift, perhaps art or gift vouchers to brighten up a family member’s Christmas or even local food and drink for Christmas Day, we’ve got something for everyone in the 2020 Christmas Gift Guide.
There has never been a better or more pertinent time to Shop Local, and more importantly Buy Ayrshire! Shop: bit.ly/BuyAyrshire.