Firstly, welcome to our new website and to what will hopefully be our exciting new blog!
How about we kick off with a little introductory post to let you know what The Square Peg is all about?
You can expect a warm welcome at our collection of shops situated on the west coast of Scotland in Argyll. Established over 40 years ago, The Square Peg has now grown to occupy one side of Colchester Square in Lochgilphead. We have two gift shops, a toy shop, a sandwich bar, card shop and our Saturday shop, where we offer end of line stock at discounted prices.
I (Jilly) bought the business in 2006 and we started to trade online in 2010. Lisa came on board in 2011 to help run the website, while our cheery team of sales assistants and kitchen staff make sure everything is running smoothly downstairs in the shops. And we can’t forget about our daft dachshunds in the office – Isbean and Winnie.
So what shops will you discover when you visit the Square Peg?
No. 5 and No.11
These are our two gift shops, where we specialise in providing quirky, sweet, charming and fun gifts. At No.5 you will find beauty products, pottery, glass, fine jewellery, scarves, wood turnings, hats and much more from brands like Highland Stoneware, Pilgrim, Arran, Crabtree and Evelyn, Powder and Jo Downs Handmade Glass.
In our second gift shop at No.11 you will find more fun and quirky treasures such as homewares from Wrendale Designs and Thomas Joseph. As well as beautiful scented candles, a fine collection of books and stationery, gadgets and calendars.
The Toy Shop
This colourful shop is a wee child’s paradise, with traditional and modern toys that will inspire the imagination! We have a great selection of children’s books, games, puzzles and plush animals from Ty UK and Jellycat. Send your little one in with a handful of change and let them choose something from our pocket money toy selection.
The Card Shop
Looking for that sweet and meaningful card for a special occasion? Whether it is a birthday, an anniversary, a Christmas greeting, a thank you, a condolence, or any other reason – you will find a beautiful card here. Our card shop has a great selection of greeting cards, gift wrap and party products from some wonderful companies.
The Saturday Shop
This is our latest venture and only opened at the beginning of 2018. As the name suggests the shop is only open on Saturdays and is basically our clearance shop, where we sell end of line stock and slightly imperfect items at heavily discounted prices.
The Sandwich Bar
After you have worked up an appetite from all of that shopping, you can satisfy your hunger at our takeaway Sandwich Bar. We serve home-baking, freshly made hot and cold rolls, warming homemade soup and Rainforest Alliance approved and organic Tikki coffee.
We look forward to welcoming you!