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About The Square Peg


The Square Peg is our group of shops in Argyll, on the West Coast of Scotland.

We have lots of thoughtful and original gift ideas from small companies that you would not easily find elsewhere!

From small beginnings as one wee shop over 30 years ago, we have grown to occupy one side of Colchester Square in Lochgilphead with 5 different departments.

Find out more about us on our facebook page


Visitors to the Square Peg can browse in and out of our gift, toy, and card shops - and pop into our sandwich bar for a bite to eat!

No. 5

Here, we sell fine jewellery, pottery, glass, beauty products, scarves and many more unique gifts. In this shop, we stock the likes of Highland Stoneware, Emma Bridgewater, and Sophie Allport Homewares, Arran Aromatics, Scottish Fine Soaps, Darach, Harbour Lane Home, Wax Lyrical Candles and Powder Accessories as well as lots of loveliness from some wonderful small and independent designers and makers.

The Toy Shop

A great selection of wooden toys - traditional as well as modern - and lovely plush animals from Jellycat, Steiff, Ty UK. We have lots of kids books, puzzles, games and pocket money toys.

No. 11

Our second gift shop where we sell more fun and quirky gifts, including homewares featuring designs by Ulster Weavers and Dollyhotdogs, gifts and gadgets from Kikkerland and Legami, scented candles from Wax Lyrical and Scentiment, alongside a range of jounals, stationery, diaries and calendars.

We also have a fabulous greetings card section in this shop we carry a varied range of greetings cards for all occasions, wrap and party products from some wonderful companies.

The Sandwich Bar

Our very popular take-away Sandwich Bar where we create home-baking, hot & cold rolls and snacks, and serve organic and Rainforest Alliance approved Tikki coffee.


We thought of 'The Square Peg Online' As we are often asked for gift inspiration and wanted to provide the same service online! 

Everything you see on the site is available in our shops and all have been carefully chosen to provide such a range of gifts that we are certain you will find something you like! And browsing couldn't be easier...

If you are looking for something from a particular range or company, you can browse the site by BRAND by choosing from our comprehensive drop-down menu, and you will be taken straight to that brand page. 

We have also divided all our lovely gifts into DEPARTMENTS to make it easier for you to find the type of gift you are seeking.  With so much under one heading, you can further refine your options by clicking on the department heading and choosing a CATEGORY that interests you.

And, of course, whether you know exactly what you want or you just want to find things to do with e.g. travel, our search facility should do the trick!



'The Square Peg' does not receive OR store any of your credit card or financial information when you make a purchase online.  You are transferred from 'The Square Peg' to a secure payment gateway (either PayPal or Worldpay) who then advise us when the payment is processed.  Likewise, if you are unhappy with your purchase and we need to refund your payment, this will be processed through one of our secure payement gateways.

If you choose to buy from 'The Square Peg' over the phone, by FAX or by mail you will need to supply us with credit card information.  In this instance, we will receive your card information directly into our card terminal and will never be recorded.

Information we may collect:

Information about your use of our site, including pages visited and items purchased; and information provided by you (e.g. when you register for information or make a purchase or communicate with us.

How we may use this information:

Firstly, and most importantly, we use this information to process your order and deliver your goods!  We will also use it to provide information to you that you have requested from us, and to inform you of any changes to our website and products. And we will provide you with information about other goodies we think may be of interest to you based on items previously purchased.  We will do this only when you have consented to receive such information by joining our mailing list

How We Store Your Data:

In operating our website, it may be necessary to transfer your data to locations outside the European Union for processing and storing.  By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We do our utmost to ensure all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is treated and stored securely.  Our site is regularly monitored by Security Metrics to ensure it is compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS), however, any information you send to us is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing your information:

We will never disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this privacy policy and in the circumstances described here:

If we sell the business, we will give the buyer our customer information; and if we are required to do so by law, we will disclose information.

Your access to the information we hold:

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you can check the information we hold on you at any time by emailing us at:


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