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Something Different for Christmas
The Edinburgh Colonies were built in the 19th century as homes for artisans and skilled working-class families.

Today they are still home to many creative and artistic people.

This year, the Stockbridge Colonies Residents Association are launching a new event to showcase the creations of the people who live and work in the colonies.

The Colonies of Stockbridge
An image of the colonies of Collins Street, Stockbridge. Source: Wikimedia Commons

It's just in time for you to start your Christmas shopping in unusual and unique style.

Here's a guide to what you can buy and where:

23 Rintoul: Waldorf-inspired toys, made from eco fabrics, inc dolls & soft toys, angels & fairies.
4 Rintoul: silver jewellery, unusual candles & quirky clocks
21 Colville : vintage jewellery.
16 Balmoral: Paintings ~ animal and human portraits & commissions, Colonies postcards.
17 Balmoral: Photography, candles and cards
23 Dunrobin; Scottish poetry published in the Colonies by Mariscat Press - authors inc E. Morgan, S. Conn, D. Dunn, J Galloway. Impromptu poetry readings by Diana Hendry & Hamish Whyte .
29 Teviotdale: Cards, books, box frames, origami fairy lights & bookbinding kits, also hosting festive paper-folding activities (5 suggested donation...).
4 Teviotdale: Handmade sterling silver jewellery and gifts.
23 Avondale: Enamelled jewellery and beads.
14 Avondale: Linocuts/collages of Stockbridge Colonies, Christmas bunting.
6 Glenogle Place: 4-5pm ONLY - Colonies Christmas scene featured on Christmas cards, mugs, notebooks, post-its & pens. Cards for sale on 11th Nov & orders taken for other items to be delivered before Christmas.

Try something different for Christmas presents this year and support local enterprise in the colonies of Stockbridge.
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Why? Something different for this year's Christmas presents
When: 14:00 - 17:00
Where: Stockbridge Colonies, Edinburgh
Cost: Free
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What a great idea - good luck to all concerned
by jean (score: 1|23) 3372 days ago
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