What is it? Britain's most remote and unexpected food shop, overlooking the waters of Loch Leven and the wild mountains of Glencoe. Stocking more than 1200 different lines of Scottish food and drink from specialist producers - the largest such selection in the world.

Who shops there? Sassenachs on the road back south in search of gifts and souvenirs. Foodies heading north for ill-stocked Highland fishing lodges.

The shop stocks... Farmhouse cheeses, smoked fish, beef and venison, oatcakes, shortbreads, jams and mustards, and unusual beers from small independent breweries. Goats' milk ice cream and Islay Tablet fudge are made on the premises.

They also sell... A range of produce by mail order. Selected hampers are priced from pounds 22 to pounds 75.

What to buy Smoked venison (pounds 6.35 for 113g), Mull of Kintyre cheddar truckles (pounds 4.12 for 250g), Heather Ale (pounds 1.83) and Silver Birch wine (pounds 5.40).

Best avoided Stag's Breath Liqueur (pounds 8.99).

Note: prices are for mail order.

Disposable fountain pens, pounds 1.49 and highlighters pounds 1.25.

You will bannish boring ballpoints, fountain pens and highlighters from your life once you've checked out Bureau's wonderful range of disposable pens. Colours include candy pink, pea green and orange as well as the more conventional black and blue. Call 0171-379 7898.

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Sure Smile mini toothbrushes, pounds 1.98 per pack + 50p p&p.

Ensure a perfect, spinach-free smile all day, every day, with these bizarre mini toothbrushes-cum-toothpicks. Each pack contains 32 of these nifty, slightly minty brushes along with a handy plastic wallet in which to store them. Call Polycolour plastics on 01952-290 382 for details.

Crystal Tips from Clapham Junction: Noelle Bohorquez, whose crystal necklaces were featured last weekend, now runs a personal mail order service. Contact her on 0171-228 2061.