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The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen)

66 Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen PA42 7BD, Scotland
+44 1496 300123
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What a lovely shop, the arts and crafts on offer made by local artists on Islay and Jura were truly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra F
,
East Kilbride, Scotland
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Nice place, but surly inattentive staff.

Visited recently, and popped in to see what this wee shop had to offer. It wasn't busy and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helsinki-Squaw
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Stocking arts and craft made locally on Islay, Colonsay and Jura. Textiles, knitwear, jewellery, paintings, photography, slates, tiles, ceramics, wood, Jams and chutneys, books, maps, guides, postcards, greetings cards, gifts and much more. Tourist Information. Post Office counter for stamps, Bureau de Change, MoneyGram etc. Open Mon - Sat 0900-1730. Longer opening hours in the spring and summer.
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2 weeks ago
“What a find”
3 weeks ago
“Super helpful”
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66 Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen PA42 7BD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely shop, the arts and crafts on offer made by local artists on Islay and Jura were truly amazing. Well worth a visit when ion Islay.

Thank Sandra F
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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and we hope you enjoyed your stay on Islay - do come again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited recently, and popped in to see what this wee shop had to offer. It wasn't busy and the person behind the counter didn't even acknowledge my presence when I came in... Had a quick look.. nothing special, and I might have stayed and browsed...More

Thank Helsinki-Squaw
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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Blue Letterbox. Customer service is very important to us and we value any feedback our customers give us. We have taken steps to address the issues you have raised and are sorry your welcome was not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, friendly folk. Not only helped me out with an unusual problem, but were happy to go the extra mile while doing so. 5-stars. :-)

Thank leigh715
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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review. We enjoy a challenge!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Port Ellen from the ferry so heard about this little shop and post office. We wanted to send a few postcards to the states so purchased them and some stamps to do so. The gentleman working was incredibly friendly and helpful. They...More

Thank srdamico
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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

What a sweet shop Full.of interesting gifts and ideas what to buy for your family and friends back at home. The staff are lovely and friendly.

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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Please spread the word!

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Never, anywhere, at any time, have I had such helpful and friendly service in a post office. The postmaster went way above and beyond normal service and helped me with all sorts of very complicated and annoying things that I had to get done to...More

1  Thank Rob908
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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for the nice review. Glad to have been able to help - Alan

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We sent home various flasks, glasses, and souvenirs from here. Had everything we needed and the staff were very friendly.

Thank leviathansolutions
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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for your comment! Glad to hear we could help. May be see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

A great place for fridge magnets postcards and calendars. Little gifts for everyone and reasonable prices. Great and helpful talkative staff. Parking good. Service was excellent. Recommend to use this shop as not many on the island. Thank you

Thank Sue E
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Ruth K, Owner at The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments! Hope to see you again!

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