Shops, Restaurants & Cafes
Durness offers two local shops for essentials:
R Mackay & Sons
The Village Store (Spar), contact tel: 01971511209. As well as general groceries services include a Post Office and petrol station which is open 8am – 5.30pm (later in summer), Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday).
Mathers General Store
Close to Durness is Balnakiel Craft Village, a small collection of diverse businesses, these include three studio galleries selling paintings and prints, a ceramic and textile artist, a boat builder, woodwind instrument repair, enamel artist, aroma therapist, stained glass artist, wood turner, book artist and leatherworker. Some operate premises open to the public; others work by commission and to order. There is a bookshop/gallery and restaurant, a bistro with gift shop and the award-winning Cocoa Mountain chocolatier which also has an excellent coffee shop.
Other local pubs & restaurants include:
- Sango Sands Oasis, Durness
- Smoo Cave Hotel, Durness
- The Craggan Hotel at Melness