The Ministers in charge of our respective countries are announcing our ‘roadmaps to freedom.’ It looks like there may still be travelling to do and possibly some bumps in the road. That won’t stop the incredible group of humans that are known as The Guild! They are moving their fantastic Dumfries Market Festival online and Caerlaverock Candles is joining in.

Make sure you have snacks and a comfy chair to settle in, whatever the weather, to an afternoon of indie businesses and live entertainment. As part of our involvement, we were asked to create a five minute video so we decided to do a quick virtual tour of a couple of our scent locations. Sit back and stay dry (I must have picked one of the wettest days to film it) whilst we take you up the Wardlaw and along Glencaple Quay. There’s a bit of history, a lot of rain and a little about why we named our products after these locations. I did try to run it through subtitle software but the software didn’t appreciate my accent and decided that when I was saying Caerlaverock Candles it was hearing ‘collaborative condoms!’ How it came up with that I will never know. Screenshots are available for giggles!

We will be running a number of special offers, so keep an eye on your emails closer to the day as we will be releasing details and the offer codes to our VIP subscribers first.

Brexit continues to play havoc with stock levels but we have fragrances on the way which will hopefully rectify the shortage of melts just in time for market day.

Our essential oil gift sets going well and it’s wonderful hearing the feedback. So far Chaffinch and Godwit are appearing as strong favourites and at this rate could be used for candle testing later in the year. We do not have an estimated date I’m afraid as we are still waiting on gold tins arriving with the supplier. They were originally due in January and have been pushed back numerous times, the current date is one at the end of March.

We are also working alongside PureAlba, a wonderful soaps and smellies company based at Drumlanrig, on a few projects which will hopefully come to fruition in the very near future. (I may have mentioned their shampoo bars once or twice?) They share our love for plastic free products and passion for recyclable packaging.

Let us know if you’ll be joining us at the virtual market – Click Here to check out the Facebook page and keep up to date with all the other creators and makers that will be taking part.

Have a great day and I hope you are all managing to keep dry in this storm. I’m definitely needing the wellies just to get to the car tomorrow!