Heathergems is the only manufacturers of this unique Scottish product anywhere in the world, making an imaginative range of Scottish jewellery and gift-ware from natural heather stems. .
The Visitor Centre and Factory Shop is in the centre of Pitlochry, directly behind the Tourist Information Centre. You can watch from the viewing gallery, the personnel manufacture heather Scottish jewellery and Celtic gift-ware from start to finish from natural Scottish heather.
You can take home a piece of Scotland, a truly a 'one of a kind' souvenir, no two are ever the same. The shop has a wide range of products, including shop specials and discounted items only available from the shop.
There is a wide range of jewellery from pendants of all shapes, sizes and colours, from brooches to earrings, rings, bangles, bracelets, Sgian Dubhs, golf pitch repair and marker, cuff-links, magnifying glass, tie pin, kilt pin, watches (pocket and ladies pendent), letter opener, cake slice, cheese knife, butter knife, Celtic box, celtic pill box, hip flask, key-ring, scarf ring, bottle stop, thimble, quaich, the list goes on …
It all started back in 1969, when Hugh Kerr a craftsman from Glenlivet developed the process using heather stems and started making heather jewellery in very small quantities in his own workshop.
In 1969 Hugh Kerr met Charles Buyers, a Glasgow Accountant, who was looking for craft industries to be set up in the Highlands as a project for the then Highlands and Islands Development Board. The board decided that it was not viable, so Charles decided to put his own money behind Heathergems.
Heathergems are stocked in many shops throughout the UK and across the world.