Christmas at Kirkness & Gorie
Kirkness and Gorie is a very old family run shop in Kirkwall, specialising in good wine, good cheese and good food, and therefore the ideal place to find Christmas gifts. Ingrid and Duncan, the owners, have supported Brodgar Archaeological Chocolate from the start in 2016 and Kirkness & Gorie was indeed the first shop to stock our chocolate archaeology. Their family owns the land where the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site was found, and the Neolithic artwork from there has also inspired Ingrid’s mother Ola Gorie, the jewellery designer.
Kirkness & Gorie now stocks almost the full range of our chocolates: Ness of Brodgar designs, Viking ships, various varieties of the Viking whalebone plaque from Sanday, and Viking gold and silver hoards.
William Shearer’s Christmas Attic
You have to know where you are going, but when you find the right hidden stairway and climb it, you emerge into Christmas Wonderland! William Shearer’s is frequently voted the best general merchant in Orkney, and the Christmas shop takes it to new levels. It is magical!
I am so pleased that William Shearer’s has included Brodgar Archaeological Chocolate in its Christmas shop this year. I hope people will be happy to find some chocolate archaeology under the tree or in their stockings.