9 of the most unique, unusual and cool online Scottish shops on Etsy
Looking to support local businesses and pick up some out of the ordinary gifts? You can’t get much better than these unique Scottish Etsy stores.
With shops being forced to close for the best part of the last year, businesses have been forced online as a means of keeping themselves going.
A UK-wide survey taken in December showed almost half of British consumers said they will never return to their previous level of in-store shopping. While a blow to the high street, this shift in attitudes has seen an explosion in online selling among small independents.
For example, online marketplace Etsy saw a huge growth last year. The site, which provides sellers with personal online storefronts to sell their products, specifically focusing on handmade items and craft supplies, saw the UK public flock to their website to purchase birthday gifts, treats, Christmas presents and more from its independent sellers.
With the online shopping boom, more Scottish stores have began to open up in Scotland to offer a range a weird, wacky and wonderful products.
As online shopping becomes more prevalent than ever, we invite you to come with us as we take a look at the most unusual, quirky, creative and damn right cool Scottish Etsy indie stores that are trading online right now.