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Shetland Peat


Peat, may look less than exciting, but it’s worth it’s weight in gold.  Formed from organic matter (mostly plant based)which has laid untouched for thousands of years in land water-logged from the melting glaciers of the Ice age, peat truly is a botanical timecapsule. Not only was Peat  one of the most commonly used fuels many Scottish  island dwellers used to heat their homes, it is also  what gives some whiskey a smoky flavour and the reason behind why the water of  Loch Ness is so very dark. Not only that…It’s an incredibly important natural ally in the fight against climate change.  As 20% of Scotland’s land is peatland….it truly an often underrated ‘Gem of Scotland’

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 ‘Staring into a Scottish landscape, I have often asked myself why – in spite of all appearances – bracken, rocks, man and sea are at some level one.’ – Neal Ascherson

“Couldn’t be more Scottish if it was painted blue, it smelt of burning peat and your ginger sister.”  Christopher Moore.

“Peatlands are unique habitats which provide homes for an amazing range of wildlife” WWF Scotland


  • Glass caddy with hand cut sheltand peat….. thousands of years in the making .(bottle measuring 6cm x 3cm)
  • Securely enclosed by air tight, lazer engraved, wooden stopper.
  • Each caddy comes in a luxury cotton gift bag and is accompanied by an Information card with historic, honourable, heartfelt and humorous facts.


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