Leather business moo-ves into Sidmouth

THIS couple hope their unique skills with leather prove a hit with Sidmouth shoppers.

Iain and Sue Gunn, pictured right, opened new shop Celtic Leather in Libra Court on October 1.

The couple have worked with leather for more than 30 years with hand made and painted items ranging from handbags to book covers all crafted from scratch at their Sidford workshop.

Ian and Sue moved to Sidford this summer and had been on the lookout for a premises to add to the one they run in Scotland.

“We love the area and are hoping for good things,” said Sue. The couple’s interest in Celtic art is reflected in the designs on their embossed and hand painted leather work.

They said the art is typical of the ancient celts who inhabited not only regions of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Cornwall, but Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire too.