Media Release: Preview of Festive delights at Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair


COUNTRY Living Christmas Magazine Fair is back at SECC, Glasgow, from 17 – 20 November where over 300 exhibitors will offer unique gifts, inspired ideas and decorations, which will bring that magical Christmas sparkle to every home.

The organisers are giving a sneak preview of some of the festive delights awaiting visitors

Festive gifts (high res photography available)

Gin Bothy’s Mulled Infused Gin is Christmas in a glass. Infused with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg in limited edition, hand-made batches in Angus it recently won a prestigious Great Taste 3-star Award, widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.

Founded by Kim Cameron three years ago, Gin Bothy’s range is distilled by hand in a bothy in the glorious glens of Angus. £35

BallyBoy Design showcases the very best of Irish contemporary design.

Siobhán Quinn’s designs draw together Irish tweed, silk, silver, felt and leather to create a beautiful, distinctive and luxurious collection of capes, hats, jewellery and gloves, made by some of Ireland’s finest crafts men and women.

Coco Chocolate is an Artisan Chocolatier based in Edinburgh specialising in making hand-crafted, ethically traded, organic and most importantly delicious chocolate. Flavours include Hazelnut & Isle of Skye Sea Salt, Haggis Spice or Gin & Tonic, Lavender Milk and Earl Grey Tea & Bergamot or Orange, Lemon & Geranium. Coco can also make customized products for customers. Prices from £4.50

Can to Candle is a small batch candle company. Each candle is hand poured and packaged in the Edinburgh workshop, using only 100% soy wax, cotton-core wicks and fine fragrance oils to ensure a clean and healthy burn. From £6.50

Scotia Spice’s Authentic Punjabi Curry kits make a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves curry or loves to cook. They are a foundation course providing the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a range of authentic Punjabi chicken dishes and accompaniments from scratch. Show offer £20.

Creative ideas – visitors can out how to make…

Floral Designs for Christmas

Christmas Gingerbread

Festive Lovehearts

Country Christmas Straw Heart

Festive experts

Fiona Sciolti is a multi, award-winning artisan chocolatier who creates extraordinary chocolates using real fruits, flowers, teas and herbs. Fiona will be create sumptuous and decadent recipes

Karon Grieve amongst many other things is the author of So Easy Herbal and So Easy Christmas. In her demonstrations, Karon will be showing how to make Scenty Snowballs

Sheila Jones has a passion for baking stemming from many afternoons spent with her mum learning the intricacies and secrets of delicious home baking. Sheila will share the joys of baking and cake decorating

Yasmin McDonagh from Scotia Spice, recently crowned Scottish Curry Queen 2016 at the Scottish Curry awards is a passionate cook of Punjabi food and founder of Scotia Spice.. Yasmin will show how to inject some spice into Christmas with authentic tandoori chicken


Helen Vas one of the winning team from BBC’s Crème de la Crème will show how to create beautiful sweet treats

Marie-Clare James from Chefs@School on canapés and light bites for Christmas entertaining

John Quigley – Glasgow’s own chef to the stars will give his Christmas tips

Jak O’Donnell – renowned Glasgow chef and Great British Menu Competitor on Festive Entertaining

For further information or to book tickets call 0844 5811385 or visit


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