The Blue Letterbox Gift Shop
Based on the picturesque Isle of Islay, famed for its wildlife and whisky, The Blue Letterbox is a new gift shop situated on Frederick Crescent in the pretty harbour village of Port Ellen.
We offer a collection of unique arts and crafts from more than 15 artists which are made locally on Islay as well as Scotland, Northern Ireland and further afield.
Our local crafts include beautifully appliqued cushions; crafts using tweeds and tartans; hand knitted hats and scarves using locally sourced wool; hand painted local slates and tiles; paintings large and small of local scenes and wildlife; jewellery made with silver and semi-precious gems; wood and ceramic crafts from Islay, Northern Ireland and Dorset; scented soaps, hand washes, lotions, candles and gift sets with hints of local flora and whisky; books for children and books on Islay; maps; walking guides and much more.
In the gift shop you will find a variety of greetings cards, writing materials, gift wrap and postal stationery and we have choice of cards and postcards, many depicting local scenes.
We are adding products all the time, so next time you are passing, call in and see what is new!
The Post Office
The Blue Letterbox is also home to Port Ellen Post Office.
It offers a wide range of the usual Post Office and mail services, which include a FREE cashpoint for cash withdrawals and deposits; selected cheque deposits; postal orders; electronic bill payments; car tax and driver and vehicle licence forms; mail re-direction and Keep Safe forms; travel money and passport forms. We have stocks of US Dollars and Euros and can pre-order many other currencies. We also process MoneyGrams for receiving or sending money abroad or in the UK.
There is free Wi-Fi in the shop and we can do basic copying and printing.
Our opening hours are: Monday – Saturday 9am to 5.30pm