Back in the swinging Sixties – 1963 to be exact – an enterprising Highlander with a passion for flowers, by the name of Sandy A. Macdonald, decided to set up a florist shop in the heart of Tain – Scotland’s oldest royal burgh.
It didn’t take long for The Flower Shop Tain to develop a reputation for excellence, with its beautiful hand-crafted bouquets, wreaths, sprays and other floral tributes being delivered far and wide across the local area, brightening up a host of occasions from weddings, births, anniversaries, birthdays and corporate events to funerals.
20 years ago, I – Sandra McKinlay – proudly took over the family business from my father, Sandy.
My father always related how he started The Flower Shop with just his passion, enthusiasm and £50 in his pocket. I’m delighted to be able to carry on the legacy of the brilliant business he started, which has now expanded to cover fresh flower deliveries across the Highlands within a 35 mile radius of Tain, including the seaboard villages of Inver, Newton, Portmahomack and the towns of Alness, Golspie, Brora, Invergordon, Dingwall and Inverness.
Since time immemorial people have gifted flowers to each other to express all sorts of emotions and used them as decoration for a wide variety of events that mark our passage through life.
Here at The Flower Shop Tain it gives us great pleasure to provide magnificent floral bouquets, arrangements and displays, made up by hand by our professional florists, using superior quality fresh blooms and greenery imported from Holland in refrigerated lorries.
There’s always a friendly face to chat about flowers in the shop on Morangie Road, Tain, where you can visit to tell us what flowers you’d like to order for your special occasion. Alternatively, you can shop online for bouquets of gift flowers or special tribute flowers, and we’ll happily deliver.
With years of experience in floristry, and a good knowledge of floriography (the meaning of flowers) we’re only too pleased to advise you. We love sharing our enthusiasm for the language of flowers and each order is carefully put together for your individual requirements.
As a family-run, local independent business in Tain we are committed to a high standard of customer service, giving excellent value for money and supplying top quality floristry.
Flowers are not just for special occasions – they brighten up every day of the week. Treat yourself, a friend, relative or sweetheart to one of our floral creations, just because you care. We look forward to hearing from you when next you need to express yourself with flowers.
If you’re planning a wedding or some other celebration, a funeral or corporate event, we would be happy to arrange to come to you at your convenience to talk about your requirements and give you a cost estimate.