Gibsons 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Tobermory
With its brightly coloured houses and buildings, Scottish Gaelic ‘Tobar Mhoire’ is the home to whisky, Balamory, Highland games and wildlife excursions.
Arguably one of Terry Harrison's more bright and colourful paintings, Tobermory's vibrant houses are reflected in the rippling water as the boats bob gently in the harbour.
Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It is located in the northeastern part of the island, near the northern entrance of the Sound of Mull. Legend has it that the wreck of a Spanish galleon, laden with gold, lies somewhere in the mud at the bottom of Tobermory Bay - although the ship's true identity, and cargo, are in dispute. By some accounts, the Florencia is a member of the defeated Spanish Armada. Fleeing the English fleet in 1588, it anchored in Tobermory to take on provisions. Following a dispute over payment, the ship caught fire and the gunpowder magazine exploded, sinking the vessel. In her hold, reputedly, was £300,000 in gold bullion, however no significant treasure has ever been recovered in Tobermory Bay.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, they use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, we use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one.
Gibsons have made some positive changes to their processes, so you can be sure you’re getting the same great puzzles and know they are kinder to the environment. Not only does the box have a fresh new look, but they’ve used biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap, reducing plastic waste. Gibsons use vegetable-based inks too. The gloss coating on the box gives extra protection and the puzzle pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by most councils. Because the box is slightly smaller than previous designs, they need less room to transport products which reduces carbon footprint and means you can store your puzzles more easily.
Gibsons have also popped an artwork poster inside for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.