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Arran's New Shoe Shop

Old Byre Showroom at the Old Byre Visitor Centre

Proud to be a family business since 1967 and a partner of Visit Arran. We realise the importance of friendly and efficient customer service and good quality at reasonable prices. We provide a wide range of products for all the family including brands such as Seasalt Clothing, Harley of Scotland, ERIBÉ Knitwear, Fisherman out of Ireland and many more.

Situated about half a mile north of Machrie Golf course, look out for the signs at the bottom of the road and follow it up to the top - here you will find the Old Byre Visitor Centre, comprised of the Old Byre Showroom, The Shoe Bothy, Cafe Thyme, a child's play area with giant sand pit, ample parking and stunning views.

We offer hand knitted Aran sweaters for men and Arans for women as well as cardigans in all sizes and if we don't have one to fit in stock we can have one knitted to order at no extra cost. In addition to quality knitwear and clothing we stock for men and women we also have sheepskin rugs, sheepskin slippers for women and sheepskin slippers for men, boots, hats and gloves and leather handbags, purses and wallets . We also offer a range of children's organic and ethical clothing from Frugi, who currently donate 1% of their annual turnover to children's charities. For the home we have a lovely range of wool rugs and throws, all manufactured in the UK.

The Old Byre Showroom is situated on the beautiful Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland, easily accessible by a ferry crossing taking just 55 minutes - for more information on Arran look at We try to compliment our stunning surroundings by offering as natural products as possible, all our knitwear is wool, cashmere, cotton, silk, alpaca or mohair and we try to get as many items as we can manufactured in the UK. Our sheepskin rugs are all natural colours and include rare breeds and Jacobs.

As well as the shop we have Cafe Thyme offering teas, coffees, homebaking, delicious lunches, homemade bread and pides (Turkish style pizzas baked in the wood burning oven), home grown salad, wines, beers and a large selection of loose leaf teas.

There is a safe child's play area on site with swings, slide, trampoline, fort, climbing wall, digger den, giant sand pit, ball games area and lots of toys.

So come and pay us a visit, there really is something for everyone!


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