Cairngorms Hand-Crafted Oak Contour Box


Tom Aylwin’s keepsake contour boxes are tactile reminders of cherished places – memories rendered in 3D. Using digital map data, he carves the landscape of a chosen area into the top of a beautifully crafted box using a special machine which reproduces the topography with exceptional accuracy. This specially commissioned Contour Box features the Cairngorms, with The Fife Arms Hotel pinpointed, and is lined with our beautiful house tartan. Crafted from local oak and made in the UK, the result is a stunning commemorative object that will remind the owner of The Fife Arms and the scenery that surrounds it. Each box carries its own unique number. 

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.


Tom Aylwin

Tom Aylwin trained at the world-renowned Rycotewood College and has over 20 years of cabinet-making experience. He is based in Sussex but has made contour boxes for people all over the world and exhibits his work as a member of the Sussex Guild. A contour box is a unique and personal object. Using special digital map data, Tom recreates a specific piece of topography. From this, any landscape in the world – indeed piece of the moon or Mars – can be carved by a special machine to exceptionally high accuracy. Significant locations – houses, chalets, hiking routes and hotels – are marked with a solid silver pin. Wherever possible, he uses natural, sustainably sourced materials and hardware made in the British Isles. The boxes are finished with natural oils and can easily be repaired or replenished to prolong the lifetime of each box.

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