The 10th Scottish Independent Retail Awards 2020 celebrate the country’s top local retails

The Scottish Independent Retail Awards celebrate a full decade of rewarding the country’s best independent retailers that enhance the local community and economy.

The full list with finalists has now been complied and some of the most respected professionals in Scotland are up for an award this year.

The elegant ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 1st at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel and will gather tried and tested independent retailers who work hard to provide their customers with exceptional services that are second to no-one.

The awards aim to showcase those whose entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to customer satisfaction and ethos have helped them secure a place amongst the top and put them forward to get the recognition they deserve.

They elegant ceremony will highlight the efforts of those suppliers that firstly understand the customers’ expectations and secondly, focus on delivering good quality, making them the leading  retailers in their field.

A Spokesperson for the Scottish Independent Retail Awards 2020 said: “We would like to thank the Scottish public for all their support over the last decade as we couldn’t have done it without them!

 “Undoubtedly, independent retailers are the very backbone of the Scottish economy as they make huge contributions to the country’s revenue by creating employment opportunities and enhancing the communities they operate within.

“The competition is really tough, but each finalist has their own success story to tell. We cannot wait to celebrate the winners and a full decade of Scottish Independent Retail Awards with our guests.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

The finalists of The 10th Scottish Independent Retail Awards 2020 are:


Fashion & Accessories Retailer of the Year

The Edinburgh Bow Tie Co. (Edinburgh)

Encore Dress and Vintage Agency (Fettercairn)

Totally Fascinating (Portlethen)

Dees of Trongate (Glasgow)

The Highland Dancer (Isle of Bute)

Lou Lou’s Vintage Emporium (Innerleithen)

Covet (Edinburgh)

Belle Boutique (Prestwick)

Reid’s of Milngavie (Glasgow)


Independent Furniture Retailer of the Year

Sofa and Stuff (Edinburgh)

John Dick & Son (Busby)

Laws of Perth (Perth)

On The Upside (Kirkcaldy)

Vintage & Retro (Glasgow)

Gillies Broughty Ferry (Dundee)

The Gallery Design (Hamilton)

Robinsons Beds (Glasgow)

Emily Rose Vintage (Glasgow)

Henderson’s Garden & Home Store (Melrose)

Opticians of the Year

LocalEyes Optometrists (Uddingston)

The Opticians At Marchmont (Edinburgh)

Cameron Optometry (Edinburgh)

Munro Optometrists (Glasgow)

Optomeyes Opticians (East Kilbride)

Stirling Optical (Stirling)

Specsavers Opticians (Stonehaven)

Iris Blue Optical (Glasgow)

McGrath Opticians Ltd (Glasgow)

Jack Brown Eyecare (Edinburgh)


Dry Cleaners of the Year

Elite Drycleaners (Edinburgh)

Quick Return Cleaners (Stranraer)

Harrods Drycleaners (Bridge of Weir)

Forresters Dry Cleaners (Glasgow)

Luxury Laundry Service (Hamilton)

Scrubbers Laundry (Bellshill)

Cardonald Dry Cleaners (Glasgow)

Havelock Launderette and Drycleaners (Glasgow)

Inverleith Dry Cleaners (Edinburgh)

Grossi’s Lochee Dry Cleaning Centre (Dundee)

Technology Retailer of the Year

Priceless Computing (Glasgow)

Audiowise (Glasgow)

Genio Tech (Dundee)

James-Morrow Home Entertainment Systems Ltd (Edinburgh)

Hi-Fi Corner (Falkirk)

North East Peripherals Ltd (Aberdeen)

Revive Lab (Glasgow)

Creative Computing (Glasgow)

User2 Computers (Edinburgh)

RUBADUB (Glasgow)

Pharmacy of the Year

Right Medicine Pharmacy Carronshore (Falkirk)

Aitken Pharmacy (Dunbar)

Abbey Chemist (Glasgow)

Right Medicine Pharmacy (Winchburgh)

Callendar Pharmacy (Falkirk)

Lightburn Pharmacy (Glasgow)

Farren M Ltd (Glasgow)

McAnerney Pharmacy (Greenock)

Wemyss Bay Pharmacy (Wemyss Bay)

Clark’s Pharmacy (Keith)


Specialist Retailer of the Year

Chintys Nail Supplies (Falkirk)

Butterfly Fabrics (Inverurie)

Hanover Healthfoods (Edinburgh)

The Biggar Gallery (Biggar)

Nom Nom Fudge (Aberdeen)

Mugdock Makkers Art & Craft Gallery (Milngavie)

Luke & Jack (Glasgow)

Miss Mollys Fabric Closet (Laurencekirk)

Pretty Little Things Boutique (Glasgow)

Spirit of Wood  (Aberfeldy)


Cycle Retailer of the Year

Gear Bikes Shop (Glasgow)

Billy Bilsland Cycles (Glasgow)

Bruce’s Cycle Bothy (Montrose)

BikeChain Glasgow (Glasgow)

Nicholsons Cycles & Electric Bikes (Dundee)

Sprockets Cycles (Kilmarnock)

Criterium Cycles (Edinburgh)

Hardies Bikes (Melrose)

The Bike Station (Edinburgh)

B G Cycles & Blades (Edinburgh)

Independent Sports Retailer of the Year

Musclebound (Paisley)

Migo Sports 2009 (Glasgow)

PSL Team Sports (Glasgow)

Edinburgh Angling Centre (Edinburgh)

Gannon Sports  (Glasgow)

Strength Shop   (Motherwell)

Bruntsfield Sports (Edinburgh)

Torra Scotia Sports ltd (Falkirk)

Clubsport (Dundee)

WrightSport (Glasgow)


Book Shop of the Year

Print Point (Isle of Bute)

The Edinburgh Book Shop (Edinburgh)

Category Is Books (Glasgow)

Golden Hare Books (Edinburgh)

The Fruitmarket Gallery Bookshop (Edinburgh)

Comicrazy (Paisley)

Leakey’s Bookshop (Inverness)

The GLO Bookshop (Motherwell)

Calton Books (Glasgow)

Big Dog Books (Perth)


Butcher of the Year

Strachan Craft Butchers (Blantyre)

Andersons Butchers (Buckie)

Tom Courts Burntisland Butchers (Burntisland)

Patrick’s of Camelon (Falkirk)

McCaskie Butchers (Wemyss Bay)

A Donald Butchers Ltd(Uddingston)

Rodgers Butchers (Glasgow)

George Bower Butchers  (Edinburgh)

Bannerman Butcher (Montrose)

Henderson Fine Food Co. Ltd (Hamilton)


Fresh Produce Provider of the Year

The Fresh Fruit Shop (Uddingston)

Billingtons of Lenzie (Kirkintilloch)

Thorneybank Farm Shop (Inverurie)

Zucchini (Glasgow)

Macauley’s Fruit & Veg Merchant (Burntisland)

Grants Fruit Shop (Prestwick)

Clootie McToot Traditional Dumplings (Perth)

Locavore CIC (Glasgow)

Stirling Health Food Store (Stirling)

Frasers Fruit and Veg (Dundee)


Fishmonger of the Year

  1. Sinclair Fresh Fish Merchants (Burntisland)

Ritchie’s of Rothesay (Isle of Bute)

Gazeley’s Delicatessen & Fish (Dundee)

Fish In Crieff (Crieff)

J Pieroni & Sons   (Ayr)

Wilson’s Catch of the Day (Glasgow)

Countesswells Fish Shop (Aberdeen)

C Fayre (Largs)

Welch Fishmongers  (Edinburgh)

The Fresh Fish Place (Grangemouth)


Independent Pet Supplies Store of the Year

Dixie Doodles Pet Shop (Stirling)

The Pet Shop (Johnstone)

Petcayr By T & G Hutchison Pet Supplies  (Ayr)

Creature Comforts (Glasgow)

All 4 Pets (East Kilbride)

The Happy Go Lucky Dog Company (Burnt island)

Just Dogs (Edinburgh)

The Pet Empawrium (East Kilbride)

Long Dog Boutique (Aberdeen)


Independent Jewellery Store of the Year

Shona Jewellery (Glasgow)

SH Jewellery (Edinburgh)

Lindsey Gallacher Studio and Workshop(Thurso)

McKellars The Jewellers(Lanark)

ORRO Contemporary Jewellery (Glasgow)

Sheila Kerr Jewellery(Irvine)

Kevan Scott Goldsmiths  (Clarkston)

Timothy J Sharp   (Dunoon)

Moira Patience Fine Jewellery (Edinburgh)

McMaster Jewellers (Falkirk)


Auto Garage & Accessories Provider of the Year

Munros Garage (Oban)

Fast Lane Motors (Glasgow)

Steins Garage (Edinburgh)

D&G Autocare (Falkirk)

C P Garage Services Ltd (Dundee)

Overdrive (Airdrie)

Andrew Watt Car Parts  (Glasgow)

Albyn Garage Aberdeen Ltd (Aberdeen)

Struans Garage Services  (Perth)

J&S Accessories Ltd (Glasgow)


Menswear Retailer of the Year

Forty Clothing (Glasgow)

Frontiers Man (Edinburgh)

Brooks Menswear (Lanark)

Corniche  (Edinburgh)

Colin White Menswear  (Falkirk)

Ryan James Studio (Glasgow)

Campbell’s of Beauly (Beauly)

A Hume Country Clothing (Kelso)

Fat Buddha (Glasgow)

Shmooz (Dunfermline)


Soft Furnishing Supplier of the Year

Cardhu Gifts & Interiors (Troon)

Time & Tide (Glasgow)

Lighting World Home Furnishings (Glasgow)

Irene Tweedie – Edinburgh Curtains & Soft Furnishings (Edinburgh)

Jigsaw Blinds (Coatbridge)

Peter Neil Interiors (Perth)

Chantillie House (Moffat)

The Fabric Shop (Dundee)

Village Blinds (East Kilbride)

Abacus Blinds (Edinburgh)


Flooring Retailer of the Year

Millers of Montrose (Montrose)

Glenearn Flooring of Perth (Perth)

First Floors (Giffnock)

James Barclay Carpets & Furnishings Ltd  (Perth)

Lynas Carpets (Hamilton)

Bussey’s Beds & Carpets (Isle of Bute)

Donnys Carpets Scotland Ltd (Falkirk)

Falkirk Carpets(Falkirk)

Carpet Master of Stirling (Stirling)

Victoria Carpets (Dundee)


Women’s Fashion Boutique of the Year

Deja Elite Boutique (Hamilton)

My Serenity Boutique (Kilwinning)

Evalucia (Perth)

Envy Ladies Boutique (Ayr)

Libellula Boutique (Glasgow)

Strange Ray Vintage (Kirkcaldy)

Ruby Woo Boutique (Glasgow)

Pink Poodle (Glasgow)

Those Were The Days Vintage Fashion Boutique (Edinburgh)

Lulu & M (Dundee)


Off License of the Year

The Carnegie Whisky Cellars (Dornoch)

Robertsons Of Pitlochry (Pitlochry)

Valhalla’s Goat (Glasgow)

Billingtons of Lenzie (Kirkintilloch)

McNicoll and Cairnie (Dundee)

Vino Wines (Edinburgh)

The Good Spirits Co (Glasgow)

Grunting Growler (Glasgow)

Aberdeen Whisky Shop  (Aberdeen)

Robbies Drams / Robbie’s Whisky Merchants (Ayr)


Convenience Retailer of the Year

Bunty’s General Store (Bridge of Weir)

Corseford Stores (Johnstone)

Pinkie Farm Convenience Store (Musselburgh)

Looks (Dunbar)

Premier – Broadway Convenience Store  (Edinburgh)

Day-Today Barassie (Troon)

Auchencairn Store (Castle Douglas)

Yetholm Village Shop (Yetholm )

Lowick Village Store (Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Glenfarg Village Shop (Perth)


Bespoke Retailer of the Year


Holly Mae’s & Crafts (Laurencekirk)

Geek Bothy (Kemnay)

The Portsoy Gift Box (Portsoy)

4eyedimensions (Kirkcaldy)

Copper & Grey  (Banchory)

My Beautiful Caravan (Stonehaven)

Coast Candle Co (Dornoch)

Roaring Stag Gifts (Ballater)

Rusling Furniture Makers (Muir of Ord)

Love From Skye Ltd (Isle of Skye)



Jenny Blossom Jewellers (Bonnyrigg)

Hunter Kingsley  (Ayr)

Blair and Sheridan Bespoke Diamond Jewellers (Glasgow)

Spirito (Glasgow)

Black House (Gullane)

Elba Artisan Gallery (Milngavie)

Thimbles Dressmakers (Motherwell)

Tresured (Gourock)

The Perfect Fit (Peebles)

Voltaire & Rousseau Bookshop(Glasgow)


Bakery of the Year


Cupcakes by Jo (Aberdeen)

Byron Bakery (Aberdeen)

The Highlanders Bakehouse (Ballater)

Ythan Bakery (Ellon)

Home Bakery Macduff (Macduff)

Ashers Bakery (Elgin)

Manuela`s Wee Bakery (Ardelve)

Isle of Skye Baking Company (Portree)

Cakes by Fiona MacKinnon (Isle of Skye)

Nevis Bakery (Fort William)


Keptie Bakery Ltd (Forfar)

Voseba (Falkirk)

Luscious Lovelies Cakes (Falkirk)

The Madhouse Bakery (Glenrothes)

Caledonian Cheesecake Company (Grangemouth)

Aran Bakery (Dunkeld)

The Cake Guru (Dundee)

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier (Pitlochry)

Breadalbane Bakery (Aberfeldy)

Goodfellow & Steven (Montrose)



South West

The Earth’s Crust Bakery Limited  (Castle Douglas)

The Mad Batter Bakery & Coffee Shop (Coatbridge)

Christie the Bakers (Coatbridge)

Newlands Home Bakery(Glasgow)

Rawnchy (Glasgow)

Elizabethan Cakes (Glasgow)

Lovely Little Cakes (Kilmarnock)

Beth Brownings Bakery (Kilwinning)

Bhaile Craft Bakery (Ayr)

Westcoast Cakes (Largs)


South East

Edinburgh Bakehouse (Edinburgh)

Sugar Daddy’s Bakery (Edinburgh)

Pinnies & Poppy Seeds (Edinburgh)

Carries Cakes (Galashiels)

The Premium Bakery (Prestonpans)

Bostock Bakery (North Berwick)

Lough’s Home Bakery (Eyemouth)

Border Meringues (Jedburgh)

Dalgetty Alexander & Sons (Melrose)

The Wee Boulangerie (Edinburgh)


Hair & Beauty Salon of the Year


The Powder Room by Zoe (Inverness)

Timeless Spa & Beauty (Inverness)

Gabriela hair and beauty (Aberdeen)

Ruby Tuesday Hair and Beauty (Aberdeen)

Fusion Hairdressing (Stonehaven)

Rococo – Hair Design (Ellon)

Castle Beauty Ellon (Ellon)

Changes By Leanne (Peterhead)

MERAKI hair & beauty(Macduff)

Purity Health Beauty & Well Being (Fochabers)



Allure Couture Hair & Beauty (Glenrothes)

Elegance Beauty Lounge By Shelli Stroud (Leven)

Jcm Beauty Studio (Burntisland)

Sanctuary Hair and Nails (Dunfermline)

The Colour Lounge  (Alloa)

Cutsahead Ltd (Falkirk)

Me Time Hair & Beauty (Falkirk)

Vitality Hair & Beauty (Blairgowrie)

Tanya Black Hairdressing (Perth)

Harmony Hair & Beauty (Perth)


South West

South East Revamp by Thomas Hair & Beauty (Motherwell)

Lifestyle Face & Bodycare (Bridge of Weir)

Charisma Studio Ltd (Glasgow)

Nicole Anderson Lash Artist (Glasgow)

N.E. Beauty Lounge (Glasgow)

Simplicity Beauty & Tanning Salon (Glasgow)

Hidden Beauty (Glasgow)

Meche Salon (Paisley)

LT Beauty Boutique (Isle of Bute)

Brow Envy (Glasgow)


South East

Nickie’s Hair & Beauty (Musselburgh)

Ark Hairdressing (Bonnyrigg)

Sharon’s Hair & Beauty Boutique (Haddington)

Horizon Hair and Beauty (Edinburgh)

Ishi Salon (Edinburgh)

Myles Hairdressing  (Edinburgh)

Michelle Denham Studio Spa (North Berwick)

Jo’s Hair Salon (Galashiels)

Rachel’s Nails & Beauty (Peebles)

uLittleBeauty (Bathgate)


Florist of the Year


The Flower Box (Grantown-On-Spey)

The Flower Shop London House (Tain)

Victoriana Florist & Gifts (Alness)

Four Seasons Florist (Aberdeen)

Room To Bloom (Elgin)

Wild Blossom (Forres)

Maisies Daisies  (Brora)

Helensburgh Flowers (Helensburgh)

Something Special Flowers (Blairgowrie)

Flower Patch (Wick)



Petals of Oban (Oban)

Olly Bobbins (Inchture)

The Village Flower Shop (Cumbernauld)

Magpie & Marigold (Aberdour)

Flowers By Aileen (Falkirk)

Willow & Wisteria Flowers (Falkirk)

Charmed Willow Flowers (Glenrothes)

Sanpado (Brechin)

Flowers Galore (Forfar)

The Bee’s Flower Shop (Perth)


South West

Hello Petal Florist (Glasgow)

Lavender Blue (Glasgow)

Petals Flowers (Glasgow)

Blossoms Flower Shop (Uddingston)

Flowers by Karen  (Kilmarnock)

The Floral Design Boutique(Stevenston)

Mayfield Flowers (Stewarton)

Hollow Park Florists (Ayr)

Flower Vogue (Greenock)

Jolene’s Swift Flowers (Erskine)


South East

Demi’s Florist (Edinburgh)

Floral Ambitions (Tranent)

Snapdragon Edinburgh (Edinburgh)

Scent Flowers (Galashiels)

Borders Eco Flowers (Duns)

Cloudberry Flowers (Peebles)

Stems (Innerleithen)

Sweetpeas Floral Design (Haddington)

Flowers by Arkadius (Edinburgh)

Flowers By Vivacious (North Berwick)


Coffee Shop of the Year


The Cult Of Coffee (Aberdeen)

The Cool Gourmet (Stonehaven)

Heaven Scent Coffee Shop (Kinross)

Boogie Woogie (Keith)

Slaughterhouse Coffee (Cromarty)

Cafe Cognito (Aberdeen)

Nooks & Crannies (Fraserburgh)

Annies Cakery (Macduff )

Caithness Coffee Company (Wick)

Mackenzie & Cruickshank (Forres)



Tea at 63 (Tillicoultry)

Dolce Vita (Oban)

Bossards (Oban)

Serendipi-Tea (Kirkcaldy)

Mary’s Kitchen Tearoom (Dundee)

Tartan Coffee House Ltd. (Dundee)

The Boudingait  (Cupar)

Kangus Coffee House (Kirkcaldy)

Novelli’s (Burntisland)

Henry’s Coffee House (Dundee)


South West

Hunter House Coffee Shop (East Kilbride)

Time Deli  (Hamilton)

Wishing Well Tearoom & Coffee Shop (Glasgow)

Bizzi Izzi’s At The View (Coatbridge)

The Mad Batter Bakery & Coffee Shop (Coatbridge)

Tudor Coffee House (Strathaven)

Rendezvous (Kilmarnock)

Small Talk (Irvine)

The Gypsy Cream Cafe Shop Ltd (Largs)

Cafe Aroma (Wishaw)


South East

Graze Coffee & Chocolate House (Dunbar)

The Milkman (Edinburgh)

Fortitude Coffee (Edinburgh)

Brew Lab Coffee (Edinburgh)

Lovecrumbs (Edinburgh)

Joli (Longniddry)

The Village Coffee House (Gullane)

Drift (North Berwick)

Cocoa Black Chocolate Boutique   (Peebles)

Baytree Cafe (Duns)


Eatery of the Year


Highland Farm Cafe (Dingwall)

210 Bistro (Aberdeen)

Union Cafe & Bistro (Aberdeen)

The Eatery (Aberdeen)

Cafe 83 (Inverurie)

The Alford Bistro (Alford)

The Bijou by the Sea (Buckie)

IV10 Cafe Bar Deli (Fortrose)

Lochcarron Bistro (Strathcarron)

Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil (Craft)



Henderson’s Bistro (Stirling)

Brea Restaurant (Stirling)

From Italy To Scotland (Linlithgow)

The Cromwell Kitchen & Rooms  (Burntisland)

The Courtyard (Cupar)

The Wee Restaurant (Inverkeithing)

The Waterfront Restaurant (Kirkcaldy)

The Press Cafe and Bistro (Cupar)

Boat Brae (Newport-on-Tay)

The Dory Bistro & Gallery (Anstruther)


South West

Coffee Club Scotland Ltd (Clydebank)

Windmills Cafe (Motherwell)

Kastriot’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill (Glasgow)

Rawlings – Love to Eat (Glasgow)

Red Bus Bistro (Glasgow)

The Coffee Press (Kilmarnock)

The Bean and Leaf (Largs)

Peter Equi & Sons (Hamilton)

Bosun’s Table (Irvine)


South East

Bridge 49 Cafe Bar and Bistro (Linlithgow)

The Treehouse Cafe (Edinburgh)

Cafe St Honorė (Edinburgh)

Cramond Gallery Bistro (Edinburgh)

Sweet Haven (Tranent)

Bistro 23 (Alnwick)

Marmions Brasserie (Melrose)

Seasons (Melrose)

Firebrick Brasserie (Lauder)

The Waterside Bistro in Haddington (Haddington)

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