Media release: Preview of festive delights at Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair


THE Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair is back at SEC, Glasgow from 23 – 26 November 2017, 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 that visitors will be able to enjoy whilst at the Fair

Festive gifts (high-res photography available)

Glasgow School of Art graduate, Moy Mackay will showcase her felt paintings and books – Art in Felt & Stitch and Flowers in Felt & Stitch as well  original artworks from her gallery, starting at £120 for a little original and going up to around £2,500 for the larger pieces.

The Artful Bear will launch their new Winter Collection – from Pandas to Polar Bears and not forgetting traditional teddies, fully-dressed in vintage fabrics and hand-knits. These unique Christmas gifts are guaranteed to surprise and delight.

Award-winning liquid deli, Demijohn, will offer a unique range of handmade British food and drink, from rare Scotch Whiskies, artisan gins, delicious liqueurs, first class olive oils and balsamic vinegars. All products are lovingly sourced from small producers, predominantly across the UK.

Gullane-based Beatitude will display their range of beautiful aromatherapy skincare and body products, made with 100 per cent natural high quality ingredients created by Rebecca O’Connor, a beauty therapist and aromatherapist with over 20 years’ experience

For stocking fillers, Em & Lu offer gorgeous gifts for both children and babies, while Trossachs Distillery Gin is the stand to visit for those who like a festive tipple.

Laura Thomas has a range of stylish and contemporary homeware and Mairi Helena will be showcasing her luxury home accessories. For those looking to get into the Christmas spirit, there will be beautiful decorations from Amanda MercerA Touch of Glass Studio and Pollyfields. 

Make and take

The Country Living Crafting Workshops give visitors the chance to create something special to take home including a needlefelt robin, a vintage-style bag brooch and mini Christmas Stocking. The workshops are available to book in advance for the Fair, priced at £3.50 per session.

Festive treats

The County Living Larder brings together a whole host of exhibitors showcasing authentic regional delicacies – from cheese to wine, gourmet sausages and hams, local cheeses and pâté, Christmas cakes, puddings, chocolates and much more, to create a delicious festive deli.

Festive foodies

The sights and aromas of the Country Living Kitchen will delight and inspire as an impressive gathering of chefs and food experts prepare tempting seasonal dishes, using delicious, fresh ingredients.

John Quigley of Red Onion, Glasgow’s own ‘chef to the stars’.

Barry Bryson, one of Scotland leading private chefs who heads up Cater Edinburgh.

Yasmin McDonagh from Scotia Spice, crowned Scottish Curry Queen 2016, is a passionate cook of Punjabi food.

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

For further information or to book tickets call 0844 581 1385 or visit


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Opening Times

Thurs 23 Nov 10am-5pm

Fri 24 Nov 10am-5pm

Sat 25 Nov 10am-5pm

Sun 26 Nov 10am-4pm


Day and VIP tickets are available in advance and on the-door, starting at £11.50 for a standard adult advance ticket (subscriber discounts are available).

A VIP package is available, with prices from £55. VIP visitors will receive a goody bag full of wonderful treats, enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and access to a private lounge with complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day.

About Country Living Fairs

The Country Living Fair began nearly 30 years ago with a spring edition in London and, soon afterwards, a Christmas edition was launched. In 2004, a spring edition was launched in Glasgow, which was changed to a Christmas fair in 2008. The Glasgow show has grown significantly since its inception and now boasts over 300 exhibitors, and attracted over 17,000 visitors in 2016. The Fair showcases new and upcoming talent, providing designer-makers with a platform to showcase their goods to high-spending visitors, who travel from all over the country to visit. Visitors can choose from a selection of home and garden ware, arts and crafts, regional food and drink, and the latest fashion and accessories.

Case studies and photography

Various exhibitor case studies and photography are available on request.

Press Office at the event

Country Living will be operating a press office at The Fair on Thursday 23 November. Please contact Jill Creighton for more information.

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