Our Story

David and Moira Gracie started Shieling Holidays on Mull 36 years ago. David had to dry out an old wooden lifeboat from a Clyde Puffer before mending it. How could he do that on Mull in the winter? The answer: put a Shieling tent over it, so wind passing the open ends made a through draft. It all worked a treat. The Shieling Dryer was born, and has been drying clothes and many other things for us and our customers ever since.

We were delighted to sell the Mull business to Billy and Nicky McClymont. Billy worked for us when 15. The business is going from success to success, with TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for the last 5 years running.

David is now free to develop the Dryer. Please subscribe to hear of future developments, such as a smaller folding Dryer. Please also email any questions and comments, especially if you would like to help.  A younger entrepreneur might share in the company, taking it forward as Chief Executive with David as Chairman?