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About The Square Peg

THE BRICKS BEHIND THE CLICKS!

 

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

 

 

 

 

OUR SHOPS:

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 is where we sell fine jewellery, pottery, glass, beauty products, hats, wood turnings, scarves and many more unique gifts. In this shop, we stock the likes of Hiighland Stoneware, Jersey Pottery, Radley and Mywalit leather goods, Crabtree & Evelyn and Arran Aromatics, Wax Lyrical and Woodwick candles, Charlie Bears and Steiff, Ulster Weavers, Azeti Homewares 

The Sandwich Bar is our popular take-away, where we produce home-baking, hot & cold rolls; and where we serve organic and Rainforest Alliance approved Tikki coffee.

The Toy Shop has a great selection of wooden toys - traditional as well as modern - and lovely plush animals from Jellycat, Charlie Bears, Ty UK, and Schaefer.  We have lots of kids books, Bruder trucks, doll's houses, puzzles, games and pocket money toys.

No 11 is our second gift shop where we sell more fun and quirky gifts, including homewares featuring designs by the likes of The Bright Side Collection, Waldo Pancake and Lesley Gerry, hand-crafted art tiles, journals and diaries and preserves and confectionary.

In the Card Shop we carry a massive range of greetings cards, wrap and party products from some wonderful companies.

 

Our Gift Shops are open from  9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday

 

The Sandwich Bar is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Saturday

 

We thought of 'The Square Peg' 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.  So, if you want to buy an address or birthday book you will find them under Journals & Stationery and can easily see all we have to offer in one place.

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!

 

PRIVACY and SECURITY POLICY

'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, and hold it  for the duration of processing your order only.  Your credit card information will then be destroyed.

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 as nfo@thesquarepegonline.co.uk

Cookies:

We may use cookies to gather information about your computer in order to help us improve the site.  Where used, cookies are downloaded onto your computer and stored on the hard drive.  The information gathered is statistical and does not identify any personal details.  If you don't want to accept cookies, you can easily adjust the settings on your computer to decline them by activating the "reject cookies" setting.