west coast

Beautiful Coast

This is home, number 12 Coast, Inverasdale, where we grew up and the inspiration for Coast Candles. Overlooking Loch Ewe, many a happy day was spent on the croft, down on the shore, out on the loch in Granda’s boat, walks over the hill heading ‘up the Glen’. The smell of clover and moss reminds …

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Firemore Beach

Days Gone By

This is my father as a small boy, growing up in the happy and safe outdoors of the west coast. On the croft and by the sea, where we all grew up.

picnic on the beach

On the Beach

Firemore beach again, a beautiful and happy place to be. Every year we had our school picnic there and the weather would always be sunny and happy. This is my younger sister and our cousins taking in the rays!

snow

A Winter’s Tale

Aunty Angela! With my brothers and my cousin and sister. We had great snowfalls years ago and sledging was brilliant. This is on the way to Granny’s (tophouse) as she had a hill which went superfast! The cold and fresh sea air would chill your cheeks and ears, but racing down the hill would soon …

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Summer Gorse and Broom

Summer at Granny’s

At home, Inverasdale, on a summer’s day at Granny Tophouse! The smell of sweet gorse and broom, mixed with summer days, innocence and I do believe a brown coloured dolls pram (I fell at granny’s running down to the gate with dolly in her pram and still have the scar today). By the way, Granny …

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Granny and Granda

Family

Old Granny and Granda, on the croft with Granny Tophouse, their daughter. Granny doesn’t seem to have changed any in all the years I’ve known her.

Old Granny & Old Granda

My great grandparents, in the days before I really remember them. Born and bred on the Isle of Lewis and known to us as ‘old granny and old granda’. Old granny was so little compared to old granda and I used to love going to visit them in Dundonnell. I can still smell the ‘old’ …

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Coast Candle Co is Janis and Claire

They grew up on the Scottish Coast, Janis in the far North West and Claire in the North East. Their joint connection with the coast and wonderful childhood memories is what inspired them to bring you Coast Candle Co.