Scottish Design Exchange
Scottish Design Exchange
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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The Scottish Design Exchange is a social enterprise business that provides space for over 300 artists and designers from all over Scotland to display their products for sale. We have many original designs from jewellery, prints, pottery, glassware and original art.
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  • Alison J
    Southampton, United Kingdom35 contributions
    Make room in your suitcase for a purchase!
    I really wanted to see Scottish Design and Craft and found it here. Next time I go to Edinburgh I will bring enough space in my suitcase to buy and take something back that is bigger than a key ring. Excellent. Every city should have one.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Lori C
    3 contributions
    Way better than souvenir shops!! Great selection - local artists!
    Spend your money here! Support local artists instead of the awful souvenir stores. Interesting and fun pieces! Great folks running the place. They also suggested going to their other store which is more of a market in an old church. Both are much better than the typical souvenir stores! Go you won’t be sorry.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2023
  • BarbaraBarbara
    Murphy, Texas2 contributions
    Gotta visit this shop
    Love, love, love this place. They have a huge selection of local artists with decor items as well as tourist interest items. So many artists within, maybe almost 75. Fun, as well as culturally significant items made by local artists feel good about your shopping! And fabulously helpful staff.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Paul.AFJ
    Southampton, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Gorgeous shop and truly Scottish gifts/souvenirs
    Gorgeous shop with such lovely and unique items. Absolute must visit for tourists. Forget all the shops you see selling mass produced products for your gifts; go to this place instead and get something special and truly Scottish, knowing that you are supporting local artists. We bought some lovely gifts from here and treated ourselves to a couple of things too. Can’t wait to visit again when we come to Scotland next year
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
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Paul.AFJ
Southampton, UK7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous shop with such lovely and unique items. Absolute must visit for tourists. Forget all the shops you see selling mass produced products for your gifts; go to this place instead and get something special and truly Scottish, knowing that you are supporting local artists. We bought some lovely gifts from here and treated ourselves to a couple of things too. Can’t wait to visit again when we come to Scotland next year
Written 26 October 2023
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Eve M
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
Fantastic shop with something for absolutely everybody! Wide variety of artists, affordable prices and very kind staff. Highly recommend!
Written 27 September 2023
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Paul W
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is such a good shop what a find an abundance of art all by local/Scottish artist's with all funds going to the artist themselves A+++
Written 21 September 2023
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, NC1,159 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
So many shops in Scotland all sell the same things. This was the best shopping of our trip. Lots of local hand-made unique items. We love to support local makers
Written 13 September 2023
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BarbaraBarbara
Murphy, TX2 contributions
Apr 2023
Love, love, love this place. They have a huge selection of local artists with decor items as well as tourist interest items. So many artists within, maybe almost 75. Fun, as well as culturally significant items made by local artists feel good about your shopping! And fabulously helpful staff.
Written 23 April 2023
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Bron1303
Burnley, UK423 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a gem this place is, I could easily spend a couple of hours in here and not quite see everything. There are some really quirky artists designs and really unique things.
Written 29 March 2023
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Lori C
3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Spend your money here! Support local artists instead of the awful souvenir stores. Interesting and fun pieces! Great folks running the place. They also suggested going to their other store which is more of a market in an old church. Both are much better than the typical souvenir stores! Go you won’t be sorry.
Written 24 March 2023
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Alison J
Southampton, UK35 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I really wanted to see Scottish Design and Craft and found it here. Next time I go to Edinburgh I will bring enough space in my suitcase to buy and take something back that is bigger than a key ring. Excellent. Every city should have one.
Written 20 March 2023
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Deborah C
Toronto, Canada75 contributions
Oct 2022
Wonderful shopping site. I love to find one of a kind ( not mass produced) items, and the design exchange was a treasure trove of goods. I shopped online to see what type of products were listed, and when I visited in October I bought those items and others. I particularly like the Hebridean pendants and earrings, but also prints and textile items.
This is a shop worth visiting on another holiday, as I’m sure there would be different items on display.
Written 16 November 2022
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Stillvapour
Basingstoke, UK3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
On a recent trip to Edinburgh, we were keen to find somewhere selling locally sourced Edinburgh memorabilia and souvenirs so that we could give something back to the local community. Our tour guide suggested The Scottish Design Exchange and this led to over an hour of enjoyable browsing through a large number of products from local artists. The items we bought were reasonably priced, good quality and now evoke fond memories of our trip whenever we use them, thanks so much!
Written 7 November 2021
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SCOTTISH DESIGN EXCHANGE: Tickets, Tours & Things to Know (with Photos)

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Scottish Design Exchange is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:30
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00