This is the "Captain's Cabin," in Ullapool. Earlier this week, the extremely charming owner, Gillean Troughton her bonny daughter Katrina and this column met in an Edinburgh hotel.
The "Captain's Cabin" was opened twenty-six years ago by Mrs Troughtons Mamma (great grandfather built the Fourth Bridge). It is a treasure trove of quality merchandise which includes glass, china, tweeds, knitwear, crafts and kitchen things, beautifully and efficiently run by Jean Gough. Laird-Portch kilts and Hamish Murray mohairs are best sellers here.
"We have now expanded into the former tearoom area," Mrs Troughton told me. And as the owner is based near London, she gets a variety of "stuff" you don't see in Edinburgh." Mail order is excellent too. Tel. 2356.
I haven't visited Ullapool, but a quick search on Google tells me that it's a fine little seaport on Loch Broom – the remotest on the north-west coast of mainland
I love finding these little pieces of social history!