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Festive Opportunity for Scottish Small Businesses on the way


ARTISAN and independent businesses in Scotland looking to connect face to face with thousands of affluent shoppers in the run up to Christmas are being encouraged to exhibit at The Country Living Christmas Fair, when returns to the SEC Glasgow from November 16 – 19.

The four-day event, Scotland’s leading Christmas Fair, is dedicated to championing crafters, designers, and artisans. It has a focus on unique gifts, food and drink, and home décor providing shoppers with perfect day out for inspirational, quality shopping.

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Fay Rayner, Event Director, said: “This is a great opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their products to thousands of affluent visitors eager to enjoy a festive shopping experience where they can meet the makers. Country Living is a unique lifestyle brand focussed on home décor, recipes, and the great outdoors. This year, we would love to welcome artisan and independent makers and producers from across Scotland.”

The Country Living Christmas Fair offers the chance to shop in style from an abundance of independent businesses, featuring a bespoke food hall, lively craft workshops, tasting sessions, and chef demonstrations.

Fay continues: “Country Living is all about the creators, the designers, and makers, from lifestyle businesses built on kitchen tables to well-known brands. We’re proud to champion independent producers. Scotland is famed for its produce and brands built on a strong sense of place, so we’re keen to showcase them in Glasgow this year.”

Country Living Fairs have been supporting small businesses since 1991, and helped grow iconic brands, such as Emma Bridgewater and Sophie Allport. Country Living also runs Christmas Fairs in London and Harrogate and across its three flagship fairs attracts over 40,000 dedicated shoppers.

The 2023 Fair has already attracted dozens of artisans and independent businesses from across Scotland and the UK including Chocolates of Glenshielan amazing selection of chocolates made of Scottish ingredients, Ocean Plastic Pots beautiful pots which are made from waste plastic – the brainchild of professional diver Ally Mitchells and distinctive homeware designer Sandra Vick.

The Fair is the perfect place to stock up on delicious treats for your larder from artisan producers. Shop from The Mighty Spice, Pilgrim’s Drinks, Irish Black Butter, Gin Bothy and Bella Chocolates, to name a few. The Cheese Connection will also be available to advise on how to create the perfect cheeseboard.,

To explore the talented makers at the Fairs, visit:

To apply for a stand at the 2023 Glasgow Country Living Christmas Fair, go to

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