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Great holiday in a peaceful location, seeing Curlew and Golden Plover, Wheatears and once a Whimbrel from the lounge window made us feel as though we were in the most luxurious nature hide in the world!

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  • Aister ‘oo’ – now on sale online and in store…

    Our beautiful soft and strong yarns are now available to buy in Mackenzie’s Farm Shop and also online from www.mackenziesfarmshop.co.uk
    Two natural shades and 4 dyed colours compliment each other and are really beautiful. Full credit to the Sheep – we love ewe!

  • 2 Star Award!

    Delighted to have been awarded a 2 Star Award from the prestigious Guild of Fine Food Awards 2020 for our Spiced Tomato & Pepper Relish! Made in our Farm Shop kitchen by Donella (Kenneth’s sister) it is truly delicious – WELL DONE DONELLA!

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  • Aister ‘oo’

    Coming Soon….

    Our very own brand of wool from our Croft!

    Check out the shop on our Aister ‘oo’ Facebook page in the next week or so for more details!

  • Saturday Nights at Mackenzie’s is Supper Night!

    Every Saturday night we are doing hot food to takeaway!

    From 4.30pm to 7pm our delicious menu includes a fish dish, a meat dish and a vegetarian dish. Do check out the menu on our Facebook page.

    Ooh, did we mention desserts? Yes, we’ve those too… and cakes to die for! There’s delicious and unusual soft drinks and our coffee machine is definitely switched on 🙂

    Here’s the important part…
    Please phone ahead to place your order (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday is good) as we get booked up very quickly – 01950 477 790
    We give everyone a 5 minute slot and this minimises a lot of people being in the Farm Shop at once.
    Or we can pop your order in your car for you – the ultimate Shetland drive-through!

    Hope to see you along!

  • Jam, Chutney, Marmalade & Relish – Online

    Our delicious range of 11 homemade jams, chutney, marmalade & relish are now available to buy online!

    Hurry along to our online shop on our website and place your order!
    We post orders out by Royal Mail 2nd class to anywhere in the UK.
    Other areas by discussion!
    Why not add in a ceramic pony or otter to your order too?

  • All Over Fair Isle Knitwear

    These beautiful ladies gloves and souvenir jumpers were made by my Mam, Mona Halcrow. She has been knitting since a small girl – taught by her Mother, Sister and the women in her family.
    Mam is now 83 years young and still has a keen eye to blend the beautiful colours together.

  • Shetland Souvenirs

    We have a beautiful range of peerie ceramic ponies, otters, croft houses, puffins & orchids available to buy in the Farm Shop or from our online Facebook Shop.
    We can post them to you too!
    Please get in touch if you would like further information.

  • BBC Radio Shetland

    There are times in you life you are so nervous you can’t remember your name! Here’s a fine example!

    BBC Radio Shetland’s Daniel Bennett interviews Hazel using social distancing measures about life at the Farm Shop & Cafe, Croft & Nortower Lodges during the Coronovirus lockdown.

    Hear the interview by pasting this link in your browser.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000jvw3

  • Planting Crops

    That’s our Tatties, Shetland Kale, Carrots & Cabbage all in the ground! Happy Crofters!

  • Shetland Kale

    Have you heard about Shetland Kale?

    It’s a type of cabbage that’s native to Shetland – we’ve grown it for 100’s of years!
    It’s a super food for our year old sheep that are in the byre all winter or maybe a ewe or ram that are outside that needs a boost.

    It’s also a great addition for our traditional Reestit Mutton soup which is made of older sheep’s meat. The meat is placed in a salt brine for 2-3 weeks, then it’s hung up and dried (preferably over a peat fire to let the smoke flavour it), sliced and boiled with tatties, neeps and carrots. Delicious!

  • Guild of Fine Food Award 2019

    We are over the moon for our Beetroot Chutney to have won an award in the Guild of Fine Food Awards! Made by Donella (Kenneth’s sister – a real Mackenzie too) our chutney, relish, marmalades and jams are absolutely delicious! Available to order online – they are a perfect gift or treat for yourself.

  • The Prince’s Countryside Award

    Photo: Hazel Mackenzie receives her award and Marks and Spencer’s Gift Token from The Prince’s Countryside Award Fund Director – Claire Saunders.

  • The Prince’s Countryside Fund/M & S Farm Resilience Award – Regional Winner for Scotland 2019

    We are thrilled to win this award at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh! What a great day out and to come home with an award is just amazing!

  • We are now on Instagram!

    nortowerlodges is our username on our newly created Instagram account!  Why not follow us for our latest updates?

  • Crighton Carbon Centre – Peatland Training Course

    Mackenzie’s Farm Shop & Cafe were pleased to have been the ‘food pit stop’ for the Peatland Restoration course held on our Peatland recently.

    Photo: Hazel Mackenzie receives a thank you gift from Shetland Amenity Trust’s Peatland Project Officer; Sue White.

  • Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards 2018

    The Mackenzie Family are over the moon to announce that we have been awarded a Highly Commended Award in the Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards!

    We were also shortlisted in the Independent Food & Drink Retailer of the Year Award.

    Kenneth, Hazel & Kayleigh travelled down (via Kirkwall, Orkney) to Inverness to the awards ceremony in October.  The event held in the auspicious Kingsmills Hotel was an absolutely wonderful evening and along with Stella (Kenneth’s sister) and Willie Ross we had a lovely evening and weekend.

    H & I Food & Drink spokeswoman, Elaine Jamieson (and also a native Shetlander) noted: “Great to see a strong Shetland contingent at the awards… great to see a Shetland company be highly commended and as I pointed out to Mackenzie’s in the evening, highly commended is not second, there is no second place.
    Highly commended is awarded in categories, quite sparingly, where it was either difficult to choose a winner, because there was so little in it, or where there was a clear winner but there was something incredibly special about another entry – so they should be extremely proud of what they did.
    It’s a bold move to enter in the first place and it’s great they were along there on the night to pick up their certificate.”

    “Well done for taking the first brave step of entering and huge congratulations on being shortlisted and highly commended – your shining up there with the best from the Highlands and Islands!”  We particularly loved this comment as Clan Mackenzie’s Moto is Luceo Non Uro which means ‘I shine, not burn’ – Fantastic!!

    Photo: Kayleigh, Kenneth & Hazel Mackenzie and Elaine Jamieson – HIE Food & Drink Spokeswoman.

  • Facebook page

    Our Facebook page has some great photos of Shetland – have a look:

    Nortower Lodges Self Catering Accommodation in Shetland.

     

     

  • Mackenzie’s Farm Shop & Cafe have been shortlisted for the Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards 2018!

    Highland & Islands Businesses Celebrating as Finalists Revealed
    for Food & Drink Award – the two awards we are in the running for are ‘New Business Award’ & ‘
    Independent Food & Drink Retailer of the Year Award’

  • A beautiful drawing that we found in Boitan’s guest book this morning!

  • Peatland Restoration Project

    A Radio 4 interview with Sue White & Nancy Nicolson!