Grassroots is open straight through from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, hurray!
Chris works the morning shift and Iona the afternoon, and we are ably assisted by Taylor, Brook and Ava when it gets busy.
We have big plans for the website, but the main thing at the moment is to keep our bricks and mortar shop going.
I’ll leave the text below for your information until all the Is are dotted and the Ts crossed on the new website.
Prepared Chrysanthemum bulbs are now available for Christmas flowering 🙂
Customers will be required to wear a mask while in the shop until progress is made in controlling Covid-19.
Craftspeople around Badenoch and Strathspey are selling washable, re-usable masks so you should easily be able to get hold of one.
NB You will not be permitted to enter the shop without a mask.
If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons please chap on the window and we will come out to you. Iona has MS and is recovering from cancer so can’t take any chances with her immune system.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please let us know and we can swap to a clear mask so you can lip read.
In the meantime stay safe folks. We look forward to welcoming you to Grassroots of Kingussie soon.
Grassroots is growing!
Grassroots if growing at such a pace that our website can’t quite keep up. We aim to develop the site so that we have images, listings and prices for all our products and (fingers crossed!) an online shop.
But while we are getting point of sale and stock control systems in place as well as ordering, unpacking, pricing and displaying all this fantastic new stock, with only so many hands to do the work, we are concentrating on our High Street shop rather than the online presence.
Thank you for your patience; we hope you will bear with us and continue to visit us at number 26 High Street, Kingussie where we look forward to welcoming you warmly.
Grassroots has moved!
Only four doors down the street 🙂 We have flitted to new, larger premises at number 26 High Street, Kingussie. We are the other side of the lane to the Co-op.
This larger space will allow us to develop our new eco product lines which have proved so popular. If there is anything you would like us to stock, do drop us a line or leave a comment on our Facebook page.
We aim to extend our lines of eco toiletries, eco cleaning products, and wholefoods, all using as little plastic packaging as possible. You can bring in containers (as long as they are labelled with volume) and fill up on toilet cleaner, washing-up liquid, laundry liquid, fabric conditioner, all-purpose sanitiser and liquid handwash.
We are making a start with a bank of ten hoppers so you can fill your own containers (or buy a gorgeous Kilner jar). The all-organic goodies in the hoppers just now are muesli, jumbo porridge oats, quinoa, mixed beans, brown basmati rice, cous cous, chick peas, pumpkin seeds, red and green lentils.
Grassroots offers a wide range of food for wildlife with appropriate feeders. We have peanuts for birds and red squirrels, seed for birds (including the ducks at the pond)
Even the birds are going #PlasticFree; now you can buy loose seed or nuts and pay only for the weight you have scooped!
For keen bird-watchers we have nyger seed for the finches and siskins along with the special feeders you need for this fine seed. This is only part of our range. Please do come and have a look. Bird seed, sunflower seeds and peanuts can be bought by weight for a cheaper price, as part of our efforts to reduce plastic waste. We are now doing this for human food too!
We even stock squirrel feeders and special squirrel food now, as well as super-cosy squirrel houses!
Ugly Bug Ball
We don’t just care about the cute and furry animals! We also stock bug houses and butterfly pollen-feeders, and an observation house for solitary bees. Bees and other pollinators are under threat and we have to do all we can to support them.
Keep it clean! (your home and the planet!)
Grassroots now proudly offers eco-cleaning range Bio-D.
At the moment we stock washing-up liquid, laundry liquid and toilet cleaner, and it’s been so popular we are extending the range. If there is anything you would like us to stock please let us know! You can also re-fill your bottles so that’s another excellent step on the journey to #ZeroPlastic!
Grassroots now stocks the full range of Friendly Soaps soap, shampoo and conditioner bars. They have been flying off the shelves; our first delivery sold out in one day!
Friendly Travel Soap is just one of the range of #PlasticFree soaps and shampoo bars we sell.However, just because we have been diversifying into #PlasticFree goods doesn’t mean we have forgotten our core offering – plants and garden accessories! These are still very much on offer but are naturally seasonal and will be back with a vengeance in the spring! In the meantime we have a small range of lovely houseplants.
We are building our range of plastic-free products which have so far not been available on Kingussie High Street. We have made a start with FitPit deodorant, Friendly Soap soap and shampoo bars which are #PlasticFree and Weleda toothpaste which comes in steel tubes and Truth Paste which is supplied in re-usable or recyclable glass jars. We are adding to the eco-goodies every week!
Some great suggestions have been made on our Facebook page so please add your comment there, tagging @IonaMalcolm if there is something you would like to see stocked at Grassroots. If you don’t use Facebook please e-mail email@example.com.
We now stock a range of gifts, including “I <3 Kingussie” and “I <3 gardening” aprons for adults and children We even have them for Newtonmore, my giddy aunt! Jolly red Christmas pinnies for adults and children have just arrived.
Any plant or gift can be wrapped in paper and decorated with ribbon – take your pick! We can make up special gift baskets with tissue paper, which is completely recyclable, or you can use it to light the fire.
Brown paper packages tied up with string…
Our gorgeous goodies are perfect to send to loved ones! We can even wrap them and post them for you! Call 01540 331270 or 07530 567881 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
The right tool for the job
Grassroots has a range of tools and gardening accessories; if you would like something in particular just ask. They are hiding in the store room at the moment to make space on the shop floor for other seasonal items. We have Decco catalogues for garden and home which include all kinds of useful things. Just ask to see them in the shop, or call us on 01540 661270 to talk about your requirements.
Spring and Summer Hours (April to August)
Monday to Saturday – 10am -5pm
Autumn and Winter Hours (September – March)
Tuesday to Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Grassroots Garden Shop
26 High Street
Shop: 01540 661270
For latest news and stock you can see the Grassroots Facebook page here.