Things heating up in Lochgilp­head

Argyllshire Advertiser - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

Meet Ritchie Pan­nell and Sue MacPhee, the new­est ad­di­tions to the Lochgilp­head com­mu­nity.

Bring­ing their daugh­ter Brie up from Glas­gow, Ritchie and Sue are open­ing a stove show­room on Lorne Street, Lochgilp­head named RS StoveCraft.

Ritchie said: ‘Ob­vi­ously this is a big change in lifestyle and we wanted to pur­sue our dream of de­vel­op­ing a show­room.

‘Apart from it be­ing a gor­geous area to live in, with the sur­round­ing coun­try­side, we’ve got a lovely spot in Ar­dr­ishaig with the loch in front of us and the canal be­hind us. It’s a stun­ning place to be.’

Opened of­fi­cially on Mon­day Septem­ber 10, RS StoveCraft of­fers wood-burn­ing and multi-fuel stoves, elec­tric stoves, gas fires, elec­tric fire places, full suites, in­di­vid­ual parts and tools, glass re­place­ment, stove rope, log bas­kets, com­pan­ion sets and fire guards.

Ritchie said: ‘For the last 16 years I’ve been in the in­dus­try as a sales man­ager for a stove and gas fire man­u­fac­turer and my part­ner, Sue, has been do­ing a lot of craft work on her own as a hobby. We wanted to com­bine the two.’

Sue han­dles the craft side of things, of­fer­ing home­made fire starters, twig and wood art, peb­ble art and py­rog­ra­phy.

Sue said: ‘I used to come close to here with friends a lot when I was younger. My fa­ther’s fam­ily is from Tiree. We looked all over, but we both loved this area.’

Ritchie added: ‘Ef­fec­tively what we’ve done is move our en­tire fam­ily up here be­cause we want to spend the rest of our days up here and as long as we can pay the bills and give an of­fer­ing to the lo­cal cus­tomers that’s happy enough for me.

‘I’m just look­ing to do what I en­joy do­ing. Ev­ery­thing we sell makes some­one’s house a lit­tle bit nicer.’

RS StoveCraft can be found on Lorne Street, and can be emailed on info@rsstove­ or called on 07470 699572.

A classy ad­di­tion to any home. 08_a37s­toveshop05

Sue MacPhee and Ritchie Pan­nell, the new­com­ers to Lochgilp­head. 08_a37s­toveshop06

An ex­am­ple of RS StoveCraft’s prod­ucts. 08_a37s­toveshop04

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