SHOPPING ON RAASAY
There are number of shopping opportunities on Raasay including the island shop and post office as well as art and craft outlets.
Even though Raasay is a small island, with a permanent population of only around 175, it has an excellent and well-stocked community-owned shop. You will also find a selection of outlets on the island where you can choose presents for your nearest and dearest or a lovely item to take home with you as a reminder of your visit.
Raasay Community Stores
Raasay Community Stores is located in Inverarish, within walking distance of most of the island’s population and only 15–20 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal. The shop stocks a wide range of groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh bread and rolls, daily newspapers, crisps and snacks, wines, beers and spirits, and much, much more! Local food and drink produce includes Raasay venison, Dexter beef, Raasay honey, and Raasay whisky and gin. Postcards and greetings cards are available by local photographers and artist Judy Evans.
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 0900–1730.
The Post Office (free cash withdrawals available) is also located within the shop and is open Mon–Sat 0930–1200.
Raasay Community Stores, 29/30 Inverarish Terrace, Isle of Raasay IV40 8NS
Tel: 01478 660203
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TAIGH NAN CEARCAN
A gem of a ‘craftavan’ located in Inverarish village. Kirsten creates beautiful paintings, pictures and other lovely gifts which sit alongside stunning items – from knitwear to Harris Tweed Bags – produced by local crafters. A pleasure to browse and perfect for gifts for yourself or friends.
Raasay Gallery showcases the oil paintings of gallery owner, Gordon J Cheape (landscapes, portraits, abstracts and still lifes), plus artwork by local artist Judy Evans and others, as well as raku pottery by Patricia Shone, and beautiful greetings cards.
rAASAY DISTILLERY SHOP
The Isle of Raasay Distillery shop features the distillery’s range of whisky and gin, as well as Raasay whisky casks. You’ll also find a selection of other distillery-branded items available to buy as a memento of your visit.
A wee gallery with artwork by Calum Gillies and a selection of gifts located in the old telephone exchange. Next to the Isle of Raasay Distillery, The Exchange also has a coffee nook and uses Temple’s ethically sourced coffee beans. Opening hours on their Facebook page.
RAASAY HOUSE GIFT SHOP
A selection of gifts from Raasay and Skye are available in the gift shop located in Raasay House’s cafe.
WALLED GARDEN VEG SHACK
The weekly harvest is available from the Veg Shack just outside the gates to the Walled Garden. The harvest is put out during the growing season on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.