The fishing village of Lochinver is approximately 8 miles away and has a good range of facilities including restaurants and bars, bookshop and newsagent, petrol station, Post Office, Spar, convenience store, hardware store, gallery and the Highland Stoneware Pottery.
Flossie’s Beach Store is just over 2 miles from Elderbank selling fresh bread and milk, fresh coffee, and hot and cold food as well as grocery essentials.
The Jammery in Culkein, Stoer is just over 2 miles from Elderbank and serves delicious cakes and sandwiches made from freshly baked bread. As their name implies they also make their own jams as well as many other craft items.
Drumbeg is a crofting village approximately 8 miles north of Elderbank. Here you will find Drumbeg stores, an award-winning independent licensed grocery shop selling general groceries, fine food, and ‘Drumbeg’ whisky. Assynt Aromas Candle shop and Secret Tea Garden is just a short walk from here, selling handmade candles and soaps, as well as coffee and cakes to be enjoyed in the garden.
We have some fabulous potters in the area. As well as the famous Highland Stoneware Pottery in Lochinver, Stoer ceramics is very close to Elderbank selling ceramic art from their Wee shed. Alexis Basso is based in Drumbeg and makes ceramics using traditional techniques and natural material. Fergus Stewart makes distinctive, handmade saltglazed ceramics from his studio workshop at Glencanisp Lodge.
Be sure to take some of the stunning local ceramics home with you.