It might be day 3 of the worst winter storms to batter Scotland since 2010, but a wee bit of snow isn’t stopping many Crieff businesses from opening their doors as usual this morning. If your businesses isn’t mentioned, just email Alison Lowson (a.lowson@novolpa.localdomain) at #VisitCrieff and she’ll add you to the list.

  1. Campbell’s Bakery

Running low on supplies? Campbell’s Bakery shelves in Crieff and Comrie shelves are full of bread and rolls made fresh last night by their talented night bakers. Plus they have plenty of milk, hot soup, filled rolls, hot savouries and sweet treats to get you through these snowy days. Made local for the locals.

  1. JF Halley & Son Ltd.

Looking for a snow shovel to clear your path or dig your car out of the driveway? Look no further than Halleys in King Street which is open for business as usual … and selling large snow shovels £9.99 and small snow shovels £4.99.

  1. Red Squirrel Cafe

The Red Squirrel Cafe in East High Street is the ideal place to visit for a bite to eat, a coffee or a drink to warm you up on this freezing Friday. Homemade cakes a speciality. Great home made soup served at lunchtimes in front of their cozy, woodburning stove. 

  1. Fish In Crieff

Fancy a fish tea tonight? Willie Little’s Fish In Crieff shop is open today at 30 East High Street.

  1. Carnelian Crafts

Anne has made it into the Comrie Street shop so it’s business as usual at the Glass Studio and Gift Shop.

6. Harrisons Fine Wines

Independent wine merchant Harrisons Fine Wines in Galvelmore Street is open until 8pm this evening. We’ll drink to that! 

7. JL Gill

JL Gill staff are braving the “Beast from the East” to open the High Street shop and ensure that shoppers have access to the finest quality food and drink. News that’s sure to warm the cockles today.

8. Valentines of Crieff

Valentines are open as always with the pavement shovelled and gritted. Wrap up warm with their great selection of winter fashion.

9. Lovat House Bed & Breakfast

There may be icicles outside Lovat house, but inside is lovely and warm, and open for business. Rooms available at great prices, book direct:

10. The Handy Shop

Fresh fruit, vegetables and a range of wholefoods available from The Handy Shop.  Plus they have 20kg bags of rock salt in stock at only £6.99 with free local delivery available! Ideal for keeping your paths, driveways and steps clear of ice and snow.

11. D Gourlay Butchers

Stock up with top quality butcher meet at Gourlays. The East High Street butchers is open for business today … fill the fridge as the cold snap is now forecast to last until well into next week.

12. Fun Junction

Jo and the team at this local, independent and family run toy shop are open for business today. If you feel like braving the conditions they have lots of games, puzzles and craft kits to keep the wee ones busy.

13. The Natural Clinic

Banish the winter blues with a warm stones massage. The Natural Clinic in Comrie Street is open today and offers a broad range of therapies whether you have a physical complaint, chronic condition, suffer from stress, or emotional upset, or are simply be looking for relaxation.

14. Gordon Motors

Gordon Motors’ Comrie Street showroom is open for your 4wd car needs so you don’t get stuck again. Workshop open to tend to all makes and models no matter the problem. Or whether your needing to book an MOT or service.

15. Alan’s Pet Shop

The friendly, family-run Crieff store is open all day until further notice, as are the shops in Perth and Dundee. Good news for everyone running low on pet supplies.

16. Delivino’s

Staff at the popular King Street restaurant are braving the conditions and keeping Crieff fed and watered in style. Weekend highlights include: wild mushroom bruschetta with Gorgonzola cream; smoked haddock & leek risotto; beef bourguignon & horseradish mash; black pudding, chilli & onion pizza; wild boar burger, mustard mayo, Taleggio, brioche & wedges; quinoa & grilled aubergine salad, pine nut pesto & feta. With a glass or two of delicious red wine…it’s the weekend after all! So leave the car, get the wellies on, and we’ll see you there!

17. Murraypark Hotel

Murraypark Hotel is open for business, check their page for some fantastic ‘winter warmer’ today should anyone make the journey up the hill.

18. The Crieff Food Co.

You’ll get a warm welcome on a very cold day from the team at The Crieff Food Co. today. Check out the wide range of local and homemade produce as well as an extensive choice of delicatessen products, all individually sourced by the team. The café is inspired by our local suppliers and serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

19. Plan B – Grill and Cocktail Bar

Plan B thank all the hardy souls who have made it in to see them over the last two days and thanks to their dedicated team are open today from 12pm for lunch and dinner. Come spend your snow day at the Hill Street eaterie.

20. The Tower Gastropub

It takes more than a blizzard to stop the Tower team in their tracks. The fabulous gastropub is open for business and its extensive menu caters for all tastes and dietary requirements – including vegetarian and gluten free – with locally sourced ingredients from as close as their back garden. Check out the wide range of soups, salads, baked potatoes, pizza, burgers and daily specials. The dessert menu is particularly temping – sweet Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce and strawberries anyone?

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