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Portsoy Marble Shop & Cottages


The shop is right beside the Old Harbour in Portsoy, in the vaulted basement of a 1760's granary (grain store) designed originally for the Earl of Findlater by the famous John Adam.

In the past, the business here consisted only of polishing the famous local marble into attractive souvenirs.  Now however (as well as polished pieces of marble) we sell an unusual assortment of things attractive to the visitor.  

We have polished stones and minerals from all over the world, Guernsey and Norwegian sweaters, woollen scarves from Scotland, Meaux mustard and Provencal soap from France, postcards and greetings cards and many other surprises.  In particular, we are the home of Portsoy Pottery, which is made in the workshop above the shop; here Brian Cook Shand has been hand-throwing and decorating his acclaimed stoneware since 1971 and you can still ask to see him at work.

People say that our shop is refreshingly like no other, in its situation and its content;  we aim to keep it that way.


Two restored 18th century merchant houses by the Old Harbour. They include some period panelling and fireplaces.

One sleeps six (seen in picture fronting the harbour) and the other sleeps two (hidden away behind the yellow door). Both these houses are fully equipped, with gas central heating; linen and towels are provided and there is no extra expense.

The larger house has one double bedroom downstairs, and two twin bedrooms and a bathroom (shower above bath) upstairs; additional toilet downstairs, and an open plan kitchen/dining/living room.

The smaller house is on two floors - large sitting room and kitchen downstairs; twin bedroom and bathroom (shower above bath) upstairs.

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