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Lovely little shop

It is a very nice little shop off the Royal Mile. I liked that the pieces weren’t your normal... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Kandis R
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Wonderful little shop just off the Royal Mile

This little shop had wonderful little art pieces, jewelry and decor. The shop had local artists... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Stoutredtree
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Quaint, nice wee visit here could not afford it tho, need to get a better job. Good selection of Scottish artists

Thank Richard B
eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Richard for taking time to give us a review.Sorry to hear you could not find anything as we do have small gifts from around £10 up. Let me help you find something if you come back in. Best wishes Eve

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice little shop off the Royal Mile. I liked that the pieces weren’t your normal tourist fare. Plus the gentleman working was very nice and helpful!! I can’t wait to give my uncle Dan his Rolling Stones coasters! Visit this shop...More

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eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your review and happy to hear you enjoyed shopping with Cameron. Best wishes Eve

Reviewed 24 September 2018

This little shop had wonderful little art pieces, jewelry and decor. The shop had local artists and the shop keeper was so friendly! He helped me find a piece from an artist from Prestwick, Scotland where my grandmother was raised. He was friendly, helpful and...More

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eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing Aquila. Enjoy your Ritchie Collins art and I hope it brings happy memories of your trip.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Aquila, Mr. Cameron, provided detailed information about the background and history of the painting. The service provided was very flexible and absolutely good. We didn't plan to buy such a lovely painting but now while it hangs on the wall we are really charmed about...More

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eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Glad to hear you had a good shopping experience with Aquila. I hope your picture brings you happy memories of Scotland. Best wishes Eve

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We were drawn to the shop by a print in the window. The we had a lively discussion about the artist and print with the shop keeper. We bought a print and arranged for the print to be mailed home. Along with the prints, there...More

Thank Geoffrey S
eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your review and glad to hear your views on Aquila, much appreciated. Best wishes Eve

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely shop! Full of beautiful things...it supplies the work of Scottish Artists including paintings, prints, ornaments, jewellery, glass work, tiles, textiles e.g. hats, scarves, gloves etc. I discovered this hidden treasure of a shop, just off the Royal Mile, and bought some birthday...More

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eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review. It means a lot to us and to all our artists that you appreciate what we are doing in Aquila. Best wishes Eve

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We bought a print and two pieces of jewelry, so that's the wife's birthday sorted. There was more that could have been bought, it's well worth the visit.

Thank Duncan T
eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks Duncan. Hope you enjoy your print for many years to come. best wishes Eve

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

lovely merchandise,perfect choice for buying gift from Edinburgh~I Have no idea why I have to write 100 words while still love this friendly place,with distinguish feature.

Thank Yuting L
eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you for reviewing us, it is a big help to our business.

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Lovely small shop with elegant gifts from bijoux and accessories to decorative little things. Very artistic and unique. Worth a visit.

Thank elenpavl
eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Aquila has interesting, mostly Scottish art and crafts, which you will not often see elsewhere, and neither are they mass-produced, tacky or twee.

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eve4jst, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Each one is valuable and helps to promote Aquila.

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