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Peat and Diesel reveal merch pop-up shop in Ullapool's old Parlett's newsagents building

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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The Peat and Diesel pop-up shop in the old Parlett's Newsagents on Shore St, Ullapool. Picture: Peat and Diesel.
The Peat and Diesel pop-up shop in the old Parlett's Newsagents on Shore St, Ullapool. Picture: Peat and Diesel.

Stornoway favourites Peat and Diesel have taken residency at the old Parlett’s newsagents in Ullapool for their merchandise pop-up shop over the festive season.

The pop-up shop on Shore Street will open on Friday, December 1, coinciding with the renowned Ullapool Christmas lights switch-on.

A wide range of Peat and Diesel merchandise will be available at the pop-up shop until early January.

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Rumour has it that band members Calum “Boydie” MacLeod, Innes Scott and Uilly Macleod, will make a surprise appearance on Sunday afternoon to serve the peatlemaniacs of Wester Ross.

Announcing the pop-up shop, Peat and Diesel said on social media: “We are pleased to announce our pop-up residency at the old Parlett’s newsagents in Ullapool.

“The shop will open this coming Friday and will be filled with a wide range of all P&D merchandise through until early January 2024.

“Three familiar faces will be serving you on Sunday afternoon if you’re about, come along and grab your merch and have a yarn with us!”

With over 1000 likes on the Facebook post so far, the shop looks likely to be a popular draw.

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Ullapool’s Christmas lights switch-on is a highly-anticipated event, with the whole community coming together to celebrate the beginning of the festive season.

The event feature’s Ullapool’s Creel Tree which has captured the imagination of locals and visitors alike, as well as inspiring a number of copycat creations across the country.

Small businesses in the village also have unique offerings and deals for the evening.

The Creel Tree will be switched on at 5.30pm, with more lights along Shore Street, as well as mini creel trees throughout the village.

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