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Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop

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Address: Dornoch Retail Park | The Meadows, behind Historylinks, Dornoch IV25 3QY, Scotland
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+44 1862 810340
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09:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
Mon 09:30 - 17:30
Tue 09:30 - 17:15
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Proud supplier of the Good Feeling you get when you support Fair Trade. In...

Proud supplier of the Good Feeling you get when you support Fair Trade. In 2005, Dornoch became the first Fairtrade Town in the Scottish Highlands. In 2009, Simply The Best opened their doors, becoming the first (and still the only) shop in Dornoch dedicated to Fair Trade. We sell a wide variety of gifts, clothes (including baby and children's clothing) and everyday items from around the world. All Ethical, Fair Trade, and/or Recycled, Organic and Vegan. Enjoy! Buy Fair Trade - Feel Great! :-)

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Gifts ideas for all my friends and family in one shop!

Such a variety of fair trade items - clothes, gifts, toys, food. One shop does everything. Plenty of unique things I hadn't seen elsewhere. Very good service.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Andrew T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a variety of fair trade items - clothes, gifts, toys, food. One shop does everything. Plenty of unique things I hadn't seen elsewhere. Very good service.

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Thank Andrew T
WeeManWithABigHeart, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Thank you, Andrew! We really appreciate all comments - but it's even better when we hit the mark :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Took a day trip to dornoch and got excited when I saw Simply the Best as I am always on the hunt for vegan chocolate. I was not disappointed! Could have spent many hours looking at all the trinkets and chatting to lovely staff. Love this wee shop and will definitely visit again!

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WeeManWithABigHeart, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Glad you managed to find us - and that it was worth your while. We always try to keep a good range of chocolate in stock - including many different Vegan Varieties. Pleased to hear you had a nice chat with our Lucy and I look forward to meeting you next time! :-) More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This shop had lots of little things that would make great gifts for people back home, the staff were very friendly even making sure we knew what there was to do in the area so we made the most of our stay. I would definitely recommend a visit!

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WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments - we do like to try and help whenever possible :-) More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

When I placed my order there was a payment systems glitch, but Simply the Best emailed me to advise they had received my order and it was sorted quickly, excellent customer service, very happy with my purchase and with the quick delivery. Would definitely us again and recommend to others.

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Thank Helen P
WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thanks for your review :-) Glad we could sort things out for you - and thank you for waiting the extra day while we remedied our glitch! Highly recommended customer, too! Hope to see you again soon, on our new website... Gavin More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

When I visit my Dad in Rosemarkie, this is always on my to do list, we have been going to this shop for 3 years. We love buying the unusual treasures in this shop. We have bought masks, statues, photo frames, coconut flying ducks and much more. There is such a range of items catering for everyone's choice even my... More 

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Thank Zoe T
WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Hi Zoe - always a pleasure! Thanks very much for your great review - and I'll make sure we have even more different things for you next year :-) We're constantly on the look-out for new Fair Trade items to tempt, so I'm sure it will be worth your while - and, of course, we keep on all the 'staple'... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I visit Dornoch at least once each year but could not stay as long as I wanted this time but there is one place which I can't leave without visiting - Simply The Best. I absolutely love the shop. I hope when the retail park area is fitted out for private coach parking, it will get more visitors. Follow signs... More 

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Thank Jean S
WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Hi Jean, Thank you so much for your review! Always nice to see you and we're glad you were so taken with our 'Meet and Greet' pooch, Lucky; he loves making new friends :-) See you again next time - is it really only once a year or so you come? Doesn't time fly.... Gavin More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Used the shop several times over the years Many unique fair trade pieces unique gifts Gavin and staff are always happy to help Seek him out when visiting Dornoch Retail Park he has a hidden trove of treasure I used to just pop by for a pink lemonade sometimes.

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Thank ArgentineTango72
WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Mel. I hope you don't 'pop by for a pink lemonade' soon, as I'm afraid you'd be disappointed - you must have been one of the very few who bought it, so we had to discontinue it. But if you wanted...we could start stocking it again! Fentimans. Great stuff :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I was so impressed with the lovely ambiance and the amazing products in this place. Highly recommended.

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Thank J Fraser M
WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We always have music playing from somewhere around the world (South African Jazz is the current favourite) - that, combined with the incense smells and the fact we just 'let you get on with it' are obviously hitting the spot! Having said that, help is always just a question away.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Absolute gem of a place, like an aladdins cave of interesting items. Staff are lovely and friendly, a very happy shop, thoroughly recommend going

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Thank Donna B
WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Thanks, Donna! *blushes* We get a kick out of helping people - and comments like yours are the icing on the cake. Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent shop great selection of world music jewellery gifts and chocolate. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend a visit. Maybe could do with advertising a bit wider so people don't miss out.

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Thank Joanne H
WeeManUpNorth, Owner at Simply The Best Fair Trade Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review us, Joanne - we're really glad you like our shop and range of goodies. Regarding advertising - we have a presence on the Visit Dornoch website and app; we advertise in two bedroom books and we have 13,000 leaflets distributed widely across the Highlands, as well as having our own web... More 

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