My name is Yvonne Grant, I am the sole owner of Glencoast, Helmsdale. I was brought up in this small traditional fishing village, where my family have always had close connections to the fishing industry, both at sea and on the river, my Granda was ghillie for many years on The River Helmsdale. Having seen the drive and passion my dad has for both the river and sea, I am lucky to bring up my own family in the same family traditions, and have learnt to share that passion for the outdoor lifestyle.
My previous experiences working within a family run tackle business and the tourist sector of Clynelish distillery, seeing the potential locally led me to use my skills and take the leap to open my own fishing tackle and outdoor country store over 2 years ago. Running a retail outlet to meet the needs of such a diverse rural community has been challenging, particularly for "a girl in a predominantly male business" , but so rewarding.
The shop is located centrally in the village , within walking distance of the harbour and river, we can also advice on local loch fishing availability .
We stock everything you need for your visit along with ladies and gents outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories. We also keep an original selection of local arts and crafts, highland gins and malt whiskies.
I look forward to discussing your needs.