5 of the best Christmas craft markets in Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Nina Glencross
- 22 November 2013
A weekend pop-up in the Merchant City, featuring the quality knitwear of Orkney-based Hilary Grant and Glasgow jeweller/ scarf maker, Kirsteen Stewart.
South Block, Osborne St, Glasgow, opening evening, Thu 21 Nov, 6–9pm; Fri 22, 9am–5pm; Sat 22, 10am–6pm
What better way to shop for that special someone than with a warming glass of mulled wine in hand? Enjoy a mince pie or three as you browse stalls featuring handmade cards, mini prints, jewellery, books and textiles – and you may just come across that perfect present.
Edinburgh Printmakers, Sat 14 Dec, 11am–5pm, £1 entry (under 5s free)
Three Christmas markets, one impressive setting. The Crab Apple Arts (Sun 1 Dec & Sun 15 Dec) and Design Supermarket (Sun 8 Dec & Sun 22 Dec) events invite you to think local as you explore unique Christmas gifts from 30 artists. Then every Saturday there’s a Secret Santa shop, with handmade novelties at £5 each.
The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Sat 7, 14 & 21 Dec, Sun 1, 8 ,15 & 22 Dec, 10.30am–5pm, free entry
Out Of The Blue Christmas Arts Markets
Two markets selling handmade cushions, organic skincare, clocks, origami and more, plus on the 14th, there's a special Christmas Bruncheon with live music from the Drummond Community Big Band.
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 7 & 14 Dec, 11am– 5pm, 80p entry
The hustle and bustle of Buchanan Street or a nice, warm, Mackintosh-designed house? When it comes to Christmas shopping, the choice here seems obvious to us. Aside from handcrafted jewellery, gifts and garlands, the fayre showcases festive treats from homemade jams and chutneys to yummy Christmas puddings.
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Sun 8 Dec, 11am–3pm, free entry