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Why not make your festive shopping a little bit easier this season by popping down crafty Candlemaker Row for some alternative retail independent shopping? You can stop at the Oz bar or Under The Stairs Bistro for refreshment and also grab the best selfie in Edinburgh with the Castle as your backdrop, so remember to shop on your local turf for friendly independent shopping. Independent gift stores are a enjoyable way to pick… Read More

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There are a good few indie stores on Edinburgh’s Candlemaker Row stocking mainly Scottish & UK indie designers and artists. Candlemaker Row also has such delights as Joyce Forsyth Scottish Knitwear, Little Ox Gallery, Transreal Fiction Books, Divino, Under the Stairs, Bobby’s Bar, Merchants & Tangs Japanese restaurants should you feel the need to sit and relax with some good food & wine… Hannah Zakari Inventive, charasmatic designs combine with high standards… Read More

As well as operating a fantastic community café and woodwork and tartan social enterprises, a fantastic place providing a great and much needed service’s to a large section of the community/Edinburgh as a whole, friendly, helpful staff do a great job and I look forward to spending time there every week, well worth a visit for a reasonably priced good nutritious meal from the kitchen/cafe!!! Address: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA… Read More

Calzeat & Co Ltd is one of Scotland’s premier manufacturers of high quality jacquard textile products with an emphasis on design, value and customer service. Founded in 1974, Calzeat started by selling wool fabric for men’s neckties. Within 10 years it had developed a substantial business in men’s and ladies apparel fabrics and accessories. Finally developing a home interiors collection in the mid 1980’s. Through its experience in fashion and home furnishings… Read More

walker slater edinburgh tweed

Walker Slater create fabrics and styles that are constantly improved upon to keep its relevance today, whilst striving to retain the heritage and integrity of the weaving and tailoring from where it came. Everything is designed and created to provide their customers with the best value and quality they can offer. Your Own Fabric Walker Slater are able to make up garments from customers’ existing cloth. Whether Great Aunt Gertrude has some… Read More

I love this sweet shop. It’s a beautiful, sugary wonderla nd of happiness and a wee gem in the Grassmarket. Stocking almost every traditional sweet as well as American sweets that you can imagine. They Also stock traditional “the broons” products. 37 Grassmarket Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2HS 0131 225 2322 Map of Bains Retro Sweet Shop [mapsmarker marker=”56″]

knights vault edinburgh

The Knights Vault has a wide range of gifts based on history but brought into the present. from heraldic surname histories to Lord of The Rings replica swords. The Knights Vault. Based in the historic Old Town in Edinburgh they are Scotland’s leading licensed sword seller . They have a wide range from Lord of The Ring replica swords to antique blades and handmade Scottish medieval weapons. They take pride in our… Read More

91% Ranked #8 of 115 Shopping & Fashion in Edinburgh on TRIP ADVISOR 90 Reviews Type: Shops, Shopping & Fashion Trip Advisor Owner description:Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, the Grassmarket area is one of the most vibrant, picturesque and convivial areas of the city. A paradise of independent merchants, designers and artisans, the Grassmarket Edinburgh is simply bursting with some of the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer.Far… Read More

woods fossil shop

One of my favorite shops. Includes lots of amazing, and in many cases very affordable, wonderfulness like predator dinosaur teeth for a fiver and lumps of meteorite (including tiny tiny tiny bits of the moon and mars). Address: 5 Cowgatehead, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1JY Phone:0131 220 1344

Lackdhu stock & promote a collective of over 40 Artists from Edinburgh and beyond, who produce a unique range of Edinburgh & Scottish Art Prints, illustrations, ceramics and jewellery. Along with providing a framing service to local Artists for over 25 years this traditional Scottish family run business has an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of Scottish Artists and Crafters, working with a local fine art publisher, they promote with passion a select group of local Artists, illustrators and creators. Feel Free to… Read More