Essence of Harris Supplies Hand Sanitiser for Free to Public-Facing Workers

Essence of Harris Supplies Hand Sanitiser for Free to Public Facing Workers

Public-facing workers in the Western Isles will soon receive alcohol-based hand sanitiser free of charge from Essence of Harris, the award-winning Scottish candle and home fragrance company.

The production team is busy bottling thousands of units of hand sanitiser with alcohol kindly donated from the world-renowned Isle of Harris distillery.

Jamie McGowan, chief executive of Essence of Harris
Jamie McGowan, chief executive of Essence of Harris.

Jamie McGowan, chief executive of Essence of Harris, commented: “We want to help our hardworking public-facing workers in this battle against Coronavirus. So have worked in partnership with the Isle of Harris distillery to create a speciality batch of Essence of Harris Hand Sanitiser which has been made according to the World Health Organisation formulation.

“I will personally deliver these bottles with my team to a wide variety of public-facing workers in the area, and we will also be sending a box down to the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. At times like these, we must work together to keep our communities as safe and healthy as possible. The local community here on the Island really supported me when I started my business so it is only right that I support them in a time of need. Public-facing workers are providing a lifeline service to our islands, for which I am hugely grateful, and my team are proud to get behind them and do our bit to help them help others.”

Simon Erlanger, managing director of Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd, said: “The Harris Distillery team is very pleased to support this important local initiative which requires high-strength alcohol as a key ingredient. It is vital we all keep working together to protect our community at this critical time, and we hope this donation of our spirit will play a small part in keeping our key workers and wider island family safe while we face the challenges which lie ahead.”

Essence of Harris hand sanitiser

About Essence of Harris:
Essence of Harris, a candle and home fragrance company drawing inspiration from the elemental aspects of the Island. Essence of Harris has come a long way since it was established in 2015 by couple Jamie & Deenie McGowan. In addition to its original store in Tarbert, it now has three additional retail outlets, a thriving online shop, 25 staff and has started to export Hebridean home fragrance products to the USA.

The stores are temporarily closed due to Coronavirus, but products can still be purchased online via the website. For more on Essence of Harris, head to the website –

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