Iceberg Glass was founded in 1982 by Douglas Wilson and Julie Snowdon, initially producing a small range of lamp worked glass. Now we are a small team who work with borosilicate glass heated over a propane/oxygen flame which we shape, blow or construct with a variety of colours to form our own diverse range of products.
We also buy in a wide variety of hand made items and gifts both Scottish and imported (largely ethically sourced), allowing us to offer our customers more choice with frequent exciting product changes and up to date creative ideas.
Our wide range of products include a mix of jewellery, Christmas decorations, and Scottish themed products in various forms, including thistles, our very popular whisky pipettes and of course, as we are by Loch Ness, our highly stylised glass Nessies.
Our studio is situated in the small village of Fort Augustus, where the Caledonian Canal enters the west end of Loch Ness. Despite being in the centre of the Highlands, the canal gives this picturesque village a seaside appeal. You may see pleasure boats, ocean going boats, trawlers and even the occasional square-rigger waiting in the locks, plus the odd seagull or even a golden eagle. There are boat trips and short walks to the lochside beside the river Oich and past the old Benedictine Abbey.