Scottish Botanical Painting & Writing Inks


The paint and ink artisans who founded Wallace Seymour have worked in close collaboration with the Fife Arms to create this bespoke set of natural inks. Using seasonal plants foraged from the hotel and its surrounding landscape by the Fife Arms’ in-house forager – as well as birch soot collected from the hotel’s fireplaces – they have hand crafted a collection of inks that are reminiscent of historic pigments. Without recourse to chemical additives, the resulting hues are subtle and complex, letting the true character of their natural ingredients speak softly on the page.

These inks can be used for painting and writing with a sable brush, a Scottish reed pen or with a traditional dip pen.


  • Reindeer Moss
  • Elderberry
  • Meadowsweet
  • Nettles
  • Rose Petal
  • Birch Soot

Due to ongoing issues across the UK with all delivery platforms, we cannot guarantee arrival of your purchases before the January 4th. Thank you for your patience. 

Our shipping charges are calculated live at the checkout with our delivery partner DHL Express. 

If applicable, international duties and taxes are also calculated at checkout. 

Items are shipped directly from:

The Fife Arms, Mar Rd, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YN, Scotland.​

The information contained in this Shipping and Returns Policy is subject to our Online Shop Terms and should be read in conjunction with them.

We aim to dispatch all orders within 5 working days. 
Please note that we do not deliver to all destinations from all of our shipping locations, and we are unable to deliver items to the following destinations from any of our shipping locations: Aaland Islands, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Gibraltar, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Returns & Exchanges

Important information
If on receipt of your product you are uncertain about your purchase, please keep your product in the original packaging until you have decided whether or not you wish to keep it.

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us no later than 28 days from the date you receive it and provided the item is in saleable condition, we will refund or exchange the item(s), excluding any delivery charges.

Returns are only accepted online for products purchased directly from our online shop and shall be made in accordance with our Online Shop Terms of Use.
Return shipping will be charged at standard shipping rates based on your shipping location.

Making a return
To arrange a return or exchange, please contact customer services using the above below or by email at
On receipt of your returns request, we will email you a returns label to attach to the packaged item(s).If you would like to arrange a return via home collection or a collection point drop off, please inform us when you submit your returns request and we can help organise this with you.
When returning items to The Fife Arms, please ensure that they are well packaged and protected from damage in transit, within the original packaging. 
You are responsible for each item until we receive it.
All items will be inspected upon return.
Once we have received your returned item(s), we will arrange a refund, excluding any shipping costs, which will be paid in accordance with our Online Shop Terms.


Wallace Seymour

Rebecca Wallace and Pip Seymour are skilled artisans who create and source high-quality painting and drawing materials.

They have created unique ranges of pigments, taking inspiration from ancient and long-forgotten colours alongside modern hues, and have sourced a great array of dry pigments, many of which come from original quarries and are processed by hand.

Their exploration of botanical plant colours led to their collaboration with The Fife Arms, creating this bespoke set of inks using plants foraged from the hotel and its surrounding landscape.

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