The Tarbert-based firm, Essence of Harris, which focused on producing hand-sanitiser during the lock-down period, is now extending its activity every week, following the reopening of its stores in Tarbert and Glasgow over the past few weeks.

Recently, it announced a new link with the Beatson Cancer charity.

They said: "It is with great pride we can finally let the secret out that we have been working behind scenes for the last few months with the wonderful Beatson Cancer Charity.

"Members of our own family have received the outstanding care of the Beatson team, which made hand pouring candles as part of their tartan launch…even more of an honour.

"We are so proud to support this amazing charity."

Beatson explains on its website: "We have partnered with Scottish company, Essence of Harris to produce our bespoke Beatson Cancer Charity Tartan Candle. These soy wax candles are all hand poured on the beautiful Isle of Harris using the finest ingredients.

With three amazing scents, the difficult decision will be which one to choose?

  • Pink Pomelo: A delicious blend of sweet grapefruit, Brazilian orange and pink pomelo enlivened with hints of tart rhubarb and fresh, juicy watermelon create this fruity soy wax candle.
  • Lemongrass & Ginger: A highly fragrant and refreshing scent with tangy lemongrass and spicy root ginger. This soy wax candle will bring a vibrant energy to your space.
  • Black Pomegranate: A sophisticated, deep and sensual soy wax candle with top notes of pomegranate, plum and rose.

And Essence of Harris has relaunched its international marketing drive…the photograph below shows founder and driving force Jamie McGowan taking would-be customers from Shanghai, China, on a virtual tour of the company's Glasgow display.