About Us

The story of Bear Necessities

When Scottish Ladies Showjumping Champion, Maggie Nimmo, married British Commonwealth Wrestling Champion, Andy Robin, she knew that her family plans would be a little unusual, for Andy came with a 9 month old Grizzly Bear in tow.

Hercules lived with Maggie and Andy for 25 years! Years filled with fun and laughter, drama and excitement.

So when Maggie set up Bear Necessities Fashion it was always going to be named after her beloved Herc.

25 years on, Bear Necessities Fashion is well-known across the UK for offering a professional, personal and unique service to ladies looking to update their wardrobe or impress at a special event.

The Boutique offers fantastic seasonal collections that are well made, unusual designs and great value.

The Special Occasion department is a magical experience for Mothers of the Bride and Groom to enjoy. A personal shopping experience is offered in a relaxed atmosphere.

A day out in Auchterarder

Auchterarder is nestled in the beautiful countryside of Perthshire, just off the motorway between Stirling and Perth. It’s a thriving small town within easy reach of the majority of Scotland and Northern England. It is filled with busy independent shops, restaurants and tearooms.

It’s easy to spend the best part of a day browsing the shops and the lovely art gallery in the town and stopping off in one of the many eateries for lunch or afternoon tea.

Adding to the charm of Auchterarder is the long High Street which has earned the town the title, “The Lang Toon”, its proximity to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses means that visitors come from all across the globe adding to a very cosmopolitan feel on the High Street.

Bear Necessities Fashion is proud to be part of this unique community, pay us a visit and experience it for yourself.

We look forward to seeing you.