The Old School Beauly is a large destination store in the Inverness-shire town of Beauly. Owners Helen and William Crawford share some of their current best selling ranges and products.
Everyday – Across The Board from Caroline Gardner and The Art File
“Both publishers are a staple for us, but ticking different boxes. Caroline Gardner’s ranges, especially its Keepsakes range, are beautiful and feminine. While The Art File is very much for the gents with its top hat and brogues designs. Both create top class, quality designs.”
Humour – Across The Board from Cath Tate
“Fab humour that makes you laugh out loud – you cant beat it!”
Art – General from The Pattern Book
“In terms of cards that cover a specific particular interest, these cards have gone ballistic for us. Featuring template pictures from old pattern books, the images show, for example, rock formations or positions of dance.”
Contemporary – General from Molly Mae
“Very popular ranges with a variety of card sizes that generally have a hand-attached jewel. The publisher also creates a Scottish range, that’s been subtly done, and beautiful and meaningful Sympathy cards.”
Children’s – General from Roger la Borde
“The designs look like they are from another time. The characters are beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully done.”
Children’s – General from Meri Meri
“So cleverly done and interactive. We stock a lot of the publisher’s occasions cards but the children’s designs are also very nicely done. One design has a beautiful baby mobile inside, and another some lovely bunting.”
Ancillary – Scented candles from The Old School Beauly Candles
“Our own in-house scented candles, which are based on our love of the Highlands and named after different parts, such as Glen Affric.”
Top: People come from miles around to visit The Old School Beauly, Beauly, Inverness-shire.