Bute ‘Bling’ business on the move - but still on the scene

Bonnie Bling's photo shoots are often held in Rothesay - this one took place at Zavaroni's cafe in Argyle Street.
Bonnie Bling's photo shoots are often held in Rothesay - this one took place at Zavaroni's cafe in Argyle Street.

A Bute business which makes eye-catching jewellery from Scottish words and phrases is still very much alive - despite having to move out of its seafront shop unit.

Bonnie Bling moved from the East Princes Street shop formerly occupied by the now-defunct Brandish Bute earlier this week at the end of Brandish Bute’s lease - but the firm’s founder Mhairi Mackenzie says it’s still business as usual.

“The shop move hasn’t changed anything for Bonnie Bling,” Mhairi told The Buteman, “although we know we had regular customers who will miss us and our eye-catching modern displays.

“Local people have been so supportive over the last few months since we got properly set up here and it was lovely having the shop front so they could come in and chat to us, see the pieces we make and learn about what we do.

“We are extremely busy at the moment so don’t have time to source the right premises, but of the ones that were suggested to us, we found that they weren’t suitably finished for us to move in at this stage, or that the owners wanted to sell the property instead.

“Anyone still looking for us is still able to contact us through Facebook, Twitter and email, and we always have our online store available too.”

More on Bonnie Bling’s progress in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale on Thursday, May 6.