The Star Rock Shop

The Star Rock Shop
27–29 The Roods, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4EZ
  • Telephone 01575 572579
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–4.15pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
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If you want to find out what sweet things Queen Mary and Peter Pan author JM Barrie once indulged in, then the Star Rock Shop is a must visit. Since it opened in 1833, the shop and its most famous sweetie have changed remarkably little. The tempting treat was created nearly 180 years ago by Brechin man David Ferguson as a way of making money after he lost his sight. Now, after feeding the troops in two world wars and delighting Queen Mary, the recipe is still going strong. And the shop itself is still bursting at the seams with lots of home-made goodies such as tablet, flavoured fudge, cream rock, treacle toffee and humbugs.

Reviews & features

Sugar rush

30 Jun 2017

How White Rose and Star Rock are catering to the sweet teeth of Angus

Marshmallows are making a comeback thanks to Angus's answer to Willy Wonka. White Rose Confectionary in Arbroath is making strawberry and bramble mallows out of local Scottish berries, and other tempting flavours such as butterscotch with white…