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The story told by Finlay

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Hi, I’m Finlay Macdonald. I founded Chocolates of Glenshiel when I was 16. I’ve always loved food, for me it means family, care and community. From a very early age I baked scones with my Granny on Sunday afternoons and with my other Granny I’d bake cakes. I treasure those times and it is what inspired me to become a chocolatier. Growing up in Glenshiel has given me so much, everyday it inspires me. Whether it’s Skye Whisky or Heather Honey, all our flavours are locally sourced and all our chocolates are handmade, with love, in our remote, wee community in the Highlands.

Made with
love from the


Eilean Donan Castle

Castle by the Lake

Loch Duich

A glen of inspiration

I feel very blessed to live in a place as picturesque as Glenshiel, it really is a stunning setting for my wee kitchen. It’s remoteness and natural beauty are a constant source of inspiration as I expand our range and experiment with different tastes. We always make sure to use the best local ingredients, whether it’s locally foraged elderflower, Dundee Marmalade or Raspberries from Blairgowrie. And with views over the mountains and Loch Duich, I am never far from the Highland dream upon which Chocolates of Glenshiel was founded.


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Finlay in the kitchen

Some of the team

Bringing people together with chocolate

For me, it’s not enough for my chocolates to taste wonderful, I want them to be a special gift for someone and at the heart of social get-togethers. My chocolates bring people pleasure but they are also a way to bring jobs to Glenshiel and help boost the fragile economy of the community by supporting local suppliers. Being a force for good was one of our founding principles and, in the future I plan to give back to the community through a trust programme.


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Features in our Gin & Lemon chocolates (Gin Selection)

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Features in our Heather Honey & Raspberry chocolates and our Scottish Raspberry bar.

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Features in our Skye Whisky chocolates (Local and Whisky Selections).

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Features in our Scottish Tablet and Milk Chocolate bar. 

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Features in our Skye Sea Salt chocolate bar, Salted Caramel and Hazelnut chocolate bar and Salted Caramels (Wee Salted Caramel Selection, Local and Classic Selections). 


Watch this space!

Features in our Elderflower Gin chocolate (Gin and Local Selections). 

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Features in our Whisky & Ginger chocolates (Whisky Selection). 

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Features in our Dundee Marmalade chocolates (Classic Selection).

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Featured in our Strawberry Champagne chocolate (Spring Collection). 

Makes an appearance in our chocolates around Christmas.

Features in our Whisky Liqueur chocolates (Whisky Selection). 

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Many of our chocolates contain Graham's cream and our salted caramel is made using Graham's butter. 

Features in our Rhubarb & Ginger chocolates (Gin Selection). 

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Featured in our Royal Earl Grey and Bergamot chocolate (Spring Collection 2021). 

Features in our Speyside Whisky chocolate (Whisky Selection). 

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Features in our Whisky & Honey chocolate (Whisky Selection). 

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Features in our Passionfruit Gin chocolate (Gin Selection).

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Features in our Elderflower Gin chocolate (Gin Selection).

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Features in our Harris Gin chocolates (Gin Selection)

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Features in Highland Roast Coffee bar and chocolate (Local and Classic Selections). 


An exciting collaboration! 

Check out Raasay Distillery's Tour webpage.

Features in our Heather Honey & Raspberry chocolates (Local and Classic Selections) and Whisky & Honey chocolates (Whisky Selection.

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