Ness Soaps of Inverness – fine soaps from the Highlands

Ness Soaps produces a wonderful selection of quality, locally produced hand crafted soaps. The range includes gift selections, novelty soaps (Nessie monsters, thistles, dolphins, hearts), and beautifully presented soap blocks, in a fabulous array of delectable scents such as lavender, lemon, geranium, lime, lemongrass, rose geranium, grapefruit, rosemary.

Ness Soaps is a social enterprise business founded in 2006 to provide opportunities for adults with learning or physical difficulties or who are long term unemployed. It now employs 2 full time and 1 part time members of staff, and provides work placements for 19 adults.

The soaps can be purchased from Araveli Gift Shop in the Inverness Victorian Market and, from the summer onwards, from Ness Soaps’ soon to be opened shop in Strothers Lane.

Ness Soaps is supported by members of the Inverness Guest House Association, Trafford Bank and Moyness House, which both provide these delicious soaps to their guests.


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Christmas shopping in Inverness – where to stay in Inverness

Christmas shopping in Inverness – we’re approaching that time of year again! If you’re planning a shopping trip and considering where to stay in Inverness, the Inverness Guest House Association offers a wide range of excellent accommodation, with all our quality bed and breakfasts located within walking distance of the city centre.

The annual Art, Craft & Food Fair (run by Exclusively Highlands for local artisans) takes place at Eden Court on 20, 21 and 22 November, and is always a treasure trove for Christmas gifts, including handmade jewellery, textiles, wood turning, paintings, sculpture, handmade soaps, ceramics and other high quality artwork. On 28 and 29 November Exclusively Highlands is hosting a Victorian Christmas Fair at Brodie Castle. The Art, Craft & Food fair will be back in Inverness on 12 December at Inverness Town Hall.

The Eastgate Centre has an excellent range of well known High Street shops and department stores, while the Victorian Market features specialist shops offering a tempting selection of both quirky and conventional gifts.

The Christmas Lights switch on takes place on 22 November (further details to be announced soon) and is always guaranteed to get young and old alike into the Christmas spirit!

The Inverness Christmas pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, will be running from 7 December and is the perfect antidote for tired folk after a busy day Christmas shopping!

For anyone considering where to stay in Inverness, our bed and breakfast association offers a selection of the best places to stay in Inverness.


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