Peatcense Featured in the Press and Journal

10th February 2014


An article on Peatcense owner Jamie McCarthy appeared in the Small Business Forum of the Press and Journal newspaper, today, 10th February 2014.  In a candid interview, Jamie spoke about the challenges facing a small business startup and the satisfaction of bringing his product to market.




The article can be read by clicking on the icon. 

New Point of Sale Display

​15th April 2014

Peatcense® has introduced new Point Of Sale displays.  Owner Jamie McCarthy responded to a number of new retailers who felt that the product deserved a much higher profile when displayed on their shelves.

Retailers - March

18th March 2014

New retailers in March included The Celtic House, Bowmore, Islay, Natural Retreats, John O'Groats and The Crafty Ewe, Oban.

Retailers - April

10th April 2014


The House of Bruar has become the latest Peatcense® retailer.

Retailers - May

11th May 2014


There have been a number of new Peatcense® retailers this month including, A Gift From Scotland, Aberlour - Aurora, Kirkwall and Thurso - Ballindalloch Castle and Estate, Banffshire - Clan Jamfrie Ltd, Fort William - Dunrobin Castle, Golspie - Dunvegan Castle, Skye - Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh - House of Menzies, Aberfeldy - Lindsay & Co., Golspie - Macnaughtons of Pitlochry - NK Collection, Kingussie - The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Caithness and The Whisky Castle & Highland Market, Tomintoul.

"Burn It - Smell It - Sell It"

12th May 2014


Hugo and Kerrie Ross from Peatcense® marketing are encouraging retailers to boost their sales with their ' Burn It, Smell It, Sell It ' campaign.


Hugo and Kerrie said,


"Allowing potential customers to experience the peat fire ambience is the key to increased Peatcense® sales." 


"When our unique product is being used it creates an immediate customer impact, as many retailers have already discovered."


"Through our campaign we hope to encourage all of our retailers to adopt this strategy."

Aurora - Thurso

13th May 2014


Aurora, Thurso have featured Peatcense® in their main shop window display.


Peatcense® owner, Jamie McCarthy said, "I am really pleased to have Peatcense® displayed so prominently in Thurso's main shopping area.  Aurora's Thurso shop manager, Heather has made a really impressive display. "

Retailers - June

20th June 2014


This month we have a number of new main stockists including, Strathpeffer Pump Room, Strathpeffer - Clan Donald Castle, Skye - First and Last Gift Shop, John O’Groats - Hugo Ross, Wick - Timespan Museum, Helmsdale - Balmoral Castle and Estate, Aberdeenshire - Silver Thistle, Ballater  and Wild Thistle, Braemar.

Peatcense® Featured in Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine

21st June 2014


Peatcense® is featured in Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine.  In an article by Bruce Sandison entitled "Sweet Scent Of Peat", Bruce comments  " ...small cones of peat that, once lit, fill both room and mind with that most magical memory of the Highlands and Islands.


The full article can be read by clicking here.

Retailers - June

27th June 2014


June continues to be an exciting month with a number of new main stockists including, GL Attractions, Edinburgh - Cranachan & Crowdie, Royal Mile, Edinburgh - Highland House Of Fraser, Inverness - Great Glen Trading Centre, Fort Augustus - Luss General Store, Luss - Stewarts of Skye, Portree - Dunollie House, Oban - Guyana Garden Centre, Aberfoyle.  Additional retailers this month include, Scone Palace, Perth - Wood Winters, Stirling - Jeremy Law of Scotland, Dunkeld - The Wee Gem, Callander - Stalker Brae ltd, Appin, Argyll and Loch Lomond Gift House, Balloch.

Retailers - July

8th July 2014


New retailers this month include, The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh - Misty Glen, Loch Lomond  and the Great Glen Trading Centre, Perth.

Retailers - September

7th September 2014


Main stockists this month include Kingcraig Fabrics Ltd, in both Brora and Golspie, whilst Portkil Estates, Kilcreggan join our list of retailers.

Kingcraig Fabrics
International Peat Society

24th September 2014


I recently received an email from Jack Rieley, Secretary, UK National Committee of the International Peat Society.


This is an organisation which I had never heard of before.


In his email Jack explained that he had come across Peatcense® in the NTS Gift Shop on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh and bought a couple of tins to see what it was.


One of the tins he subsequently gave away at a stakeholder meeting in Latvia and the other at a meeting of Ramsar Convention advisers in Switzerland.


Having lit a cone in a pub near Lake Geneva, Jack said, "...everyone was entranced!".


Thanks to Jack for the positive feedback. I am very pleased that you and your colleagues enjoyed our product.


Peatcense® hope to become a member of the UK Branch of the IPS in the near future.


Jamie McCarthy

Retailers - November

28th November 2014


Main stockists this month include GALE - a local charity working towards improving the quality of life, environment and economy of the Gairloch and Loch Ewe area and Mortimers of Speyside.

Busy Times

15th December 2014


October and November have both been very busy months as we increased our production to meet the restocking orders of our retailers.  Peatcense® is proving to be a very popular Christmas gift.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our stockists, retailers and customers for their support throughout the year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Jamie McCarthy


Retailers - March

14th March 2015


The last few months have been a busy period.   Many of our stockists and retailers have been restocking for the year ahead and we have increased our production to meet the demand.


We are also delighted to announce that The Natural Trust for Scotland and the Speyside Centre in Aviemore have both become main stockists.  Balmoral Castle in Ballater have also now become a main stockist.


Peatcense® is now supplying Aurora's new shop in Shetland and we wish them well in their new location. 

Retailers - October

19th October 2015


We have been very busy over the last few months, restocking our existing suppliers and increasing our production to ensure that we have sufficient stocks for the upcoming festive period.


Peatcense® also now have a new stockist in Stornoway, The Salka Gift Shop.

European Markets

22nd October 2015


Earlier this year Jamie met Jens Heiler of Whisky Mobil HV .  Whisky Mobil hold numerous whisky and other spirit tasting events and seminars across Europe each year.  


Jens had heard of Peatcense® and made a special trip north to Halkirk where, impressed by our product, he purchased a large quantity for this years events.  


The first event commenced in October and Peatcense® was warmly received by those who attended (as can be seen from one of the Facebook posts below).


We look forward to continuing to supply Jens and his customers. 

New Stockists

21st February 2016


New Peatcense® stockists this year include The Iona Community Shop on the Isle of Iona and From Scotland - Dinan, France.



New Retailers

4th April 2016


New Peatcense® retailers this month include The Captain's Cabin, Ullapool and William Glen and Son Ltd, Drumnadrochit.



Mac & Wild Restaurant, London

14th October 2016

Visitors to the highly rated, Mac & Wild restaurant in Great Titchfield Street, London may encounter a familiar ambience.


Peatcense® have been supplying the restaurant with cones to create the peat fire ambience for some time now.


If you are visiting London and have the opportunity to sample the quality Scottish produce served at this restaurant you will surely not be disappointed.



New Stockists

26th October 2016


New Peatcense® stockists this month include Crathes Castle, Banchory and Cadenhead Whisky Shop, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.



The Peatcense® Slate

5th November 2016


Peatcense® supply retailers with demonstration cones and 'The Peatcense® Slate' to burn the cones on.  
A number of retailers have recently reported customers asking if it was possible to buy 'The Peatcense® Slate' as well as the cones.  
As a result we are currently investigating the possibility of an increase in the supply of these locally sourced 'Slates'.



Traction in the Trossachs

28th March 2017


Peatcense® is proud to be sponsoring "TRACTIONS IN THE TROSSACHS", the 2017 Annual Rally of the Tractions Owners Club, to be held at Aberfoyle between 23rd – 25th June 2017. 



New Stockists

31st March 2017


New Peatcense® stockists this month include Creagan Inn, Appin, Argyle and Delights, Stornaway, Isle of Lewis.



Happy New Year

1st January 2018


Happy New Year with Best Wishes for 2018 to all of our customers, stockists and retailers. 


New Peatcense® stockists this year include Lilypond Crafts and Gifts, Linlithgow, Diana Drummond Ltd, Cardross, Joceline Hildrey Illustrations, Isle of Lewis and Auchentullich Farm Shop, Arden.



Now Available in Australia

1st March 2018


We are pleased to announce our first Australian Peatcense® stockist, House of Hexenn, Melbourne, Victoria.