Profile: Linda's Patchwork

Hello, I'm Linda Bartlett and I make quilts, throws and cushion covers in patchwork, quilting and applique. I also make many other items, eg fabric books, wallhangings, needle cases, knitting needle/cutlery holders. I use traditional cottons and also tweeds and tartans. I sell made items but am happy to accept orders or help you with the design of a special project.

Profile: Laura's Cottage Kitchen

Laura writes: Laura's Cottage Kitchen is a small catering business I created in the small village of Achnasheen.

Since the first time I visited Scotland 15 years ago I fell in love with it. It took a bit longer than what I envisaged to move up here, but now my dream has come true.

I have always loved cooking and so I left my job as a travel agent and in June 2005 I started working as a cook in a cafe in the village. Now I have decided to be my own boss and run my small bakery.

I am currently offering Brownies, Carrot Cake, Macaroons, Shortbread, Empire Biscuits, Coconut Paradise, Slice, Date and Walnut bites, Fruit Loaves, Chocolate Eclairs and other traybakes.

Most of my baking is made with wheat and gluten free flour and baking powder. Like this everybody can enjoy it.

Laura can be contacted by email at