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Scotland’s Trade Fair Look for...


Original gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, homeware


Chloe Gardner Amanda Mercer


Scotland’s Trade Fair


Amy McGregor Trend...


The Launch Gallery is the place to be for young, innovative companies


Scotland was at the centre of the world stage this year which bodes well for Scottish products and retailers that stock them. With increased interest in all that is


produced north of the border it makes sense to find time to visit Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring in Glasgow (January 18-20) for a fresh look at what’s new and exciting. Retail expert, Ewan


Douglas owns Time & Tide, a chain of six home and gift shops in Scotland and says: “Scotland’s Trade Fair is the best place to find Scottish product ranges made or designed in Scotland. We have mugs, interior textiles, toiletries and art but you never


“We have mugs, interior textiles, toiletries and art but you never know what you might find next”


40 Giftware & Home Review November / December 2014


artisan companies are given financial help and extra marketing support. Nearly a third of exhibitors are


new to the show which ensures fresh product and new ideas. The Trade Show is run in conjunction with Scotland’s Speciality Food Fair which offers fine food to complement the gifts.


know what you might find next.” The show includes 450 exhibitors,


seminars and Best Products Awards which are judged by a team of leading Scottish buyers on the first morning. The Launch Gallery highlights young companies under two years old where


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