Media Release: Scottish crafts to finish off your shopping at the Real Scottish Christmas Fair

Cait Rhiona

THIS week at The Real Scottish Christmas Fair, more Scottish crafts designers and producers from across the regions, are taking part with Borders-based Cait Rhiona, textile designer, and local artist, Jenny Handley, Scottish artist, joining the stall-holder team along with soap makers from the Isle of Skye as well as wooden toys makers and food and drink purveyors.

Talented artist and designer, Cait Rhiona, said: “I design, knit and hand-make my gifts at home in the Scottish Borders with soft, natural yarns and felting techniques, mixing fun and funky patterns and colours with luxurious fabrics including Scottish tweed, velvet and faux fur.

“This is a fun space and great opportunity to sell my products more widely this season.”

Local artist, Jenny Handley, has a range of contemporary prints from abstracts, flowers, chickens and Edinburgh scenes, and commenting on her work, she said: “It is great to be part of this fair showcasing Scottish produce and my work is inspired by Scottish animals so it is fun to see the real thing next door, in the Gorgie City community farm marquee.

Skye Soap have also come to this event from Breakish on The Isle of Skye with a wonderful range of candles, soaps and bags, including Skye tartan bags making for wonderful gifts.

Owner, Adam Smith, says: “I am delighted and excited to be part of this event at Ocean Terminal to introduce our wide range of products into Edinburgh.”

New food and drinks company, Braw Taste, has been set up to provide shoppers with a range of festive treats from independent Scottish food and drinks.

Andrew Tanner, owner, said: “Our hamper sales are doing very well and are made up to choice with our special Scottish selection and we encourage visitors to come along this weekend to try out some samples and stock up.”

Tania Pramschufer, event organiser, added: “We are delighted to have The Real Scottish and Ethical Christmas Fairs at Ocean Terminal this year, both complement the already incredible shopping experience available to shoppers at Ocean Terminal.

“And we are encouraging shoppers to finish their  festive shopping in one go at the Real Scottish & Ethical Christmas Fairs at the Ocean Terminal Chrismas Village.”

The Real Scottish Christmas Fair and local community, Gorgie City Farm, are located to the front of Ocean Terminal in a giant marquee giving a sense of Christmas magic, with beautiful gifts, kids arts activities over the weekends, lots of delicious food products.

With the event’s famous ‘Thistly mulled cider’, and lots of other delicious festive treats, The Real Scottish Christmas Fair provides a great festive atmosphere with a fantastic range of bespoke gifts for Christmas including crafts, art, scarves, candles, glassware, wooden gifts, jewellery, toys for him and for her, food and drinks.

Open daily until Christmas Eve from 10am – 6pm, (Sunday 11am – 5pm)

Tania Pramschufer
Director | 07914 254 334

Office 2.31
The Edinburgh Palette
151 London Road
Edinburgh EH7 6AE

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