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1 Exteriors approx £30. lllustratorAngela McKay will make an original blaltc and white or colour drawing ola house/llat. Angela McKay. 287 Wilton Street. North Kelvinside. Glasgow 620 600. 041 946 3005. Price doesn't a includetravelling ' expenses.

Scottish Victorian V Interiors £2.95. Just published. Attractiver presented and well-illustrated in colour. edited by Sheila MacKay with photographs by Douglas MacGregor. Published by Moubray House Press lrom major bookshops.

1(Ionletti Lights £21.50. Simple butbrilliant. Christmastree style lights with lolded white plastic shades. Prescote Gallery. 369 High Street. Edinburgh 0312252652. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm until 24 Dec.

With Christmas approaching fast (again) The Listoffers some ideas on what to get and where to get it.


O Bait Modes 7 Wilson Street. Described as selling ‘sophisticated sleaze‘. Everything from sexy frocks to Christmas cards not to send to your granny.

O Koh I Noor Byres Road. One of the last bastions of hippydom in the West End.

0 Filmworld De Courcey‘s Arcade (behind Byres Road). This specialist shop stocks an excellent variety of film paraphanelia such as stills. posters (starting at £2.95). calenders and photographs.

0 Scottish Design Centre St Vincent STreet. As well as interesting

exhibtions and a coffee-shop upstairs. this can always be relied on for good quality. ifsometimes

pricey. gifts. The glassware section is.

inspired. as are the children‘s toys.

0 Sandi Buchanan Street. Hidden away next to the Stock Exchange. this shop is easy to miss. which would be a shame. pretty ceramics and exotic teas alongside a great selection ofCrabtree and Evelyn goods. Most highly recommended.

0 El Sombrero Great Western Road. Only recently opened. this small shop specialises almost exclusively in Mexican jewellery and has a tasteful layout and quite exquisite stock.


o Compleat Bookshop Waverley Market. An excellent range of wiity. original and genuinely useful ideas from vegetable steamers to jumping frogs (99p) and keyrings with torches (99p). Also the last word in puns: pot pourri filled glass wellingtons described as Smellie Wellie for Bootiful People. £2.25.

0 Byzantium Victoria Street. New undercover market housing a wide variety ofintriguing stalls with gift ideas from drawings and prints to second-hand books. to nick-nacks.

0 Laveroclt 5 Raeburn Place. 332 4605. Small. well-stocked shop with

everything to pamper the body

0 Lawson'sTimber32 and lil Lady Lawson Street 22‘) 55-16 22‘) 9626. Must be the best value in picture-framing. selling made-up picture frames at half-price. from as little as ‘)()p. Finish framing it yourselfwith glass and hardboard cut to fit from Lawson's 'l'imber DIY a few doors down. Glass approx £1.5(lpersq ft.

0 In House 28 Howe Street (cxtn Frederick Street) 225 2888. Best in contemporary design gifts and ideas. 0 Studio 0ne1(i~14 Stafford Street. 226 5812. Imaginative ideas for the tree. the house and the children

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