If you are looking for some unique and interesting Christmas gifts then the Auld Kirk Museum has the answers to your festive shopping headaches thanks to its annual Arts & Crafts Exhibition.
Hundreds of people have already passed through the doors of the museum to see the wonderful range of arts and crafts on offer from both local and national craft makers.
The special ‘All Wrapped Up’ Christmas shopping event on Saturday 9 December is also the perfect opportunity to buy Christmas gifts in the unique museum setting, with free gift wrapping, live music from Willow Moon and festive refreshments on offer between 12pm and 4pm.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy a demonstration by guest artist, Lilias Conroy. Silk painter Lilias studied at Glasgow School of Art and as well as her beautiful paintings, of which many of them are local views, she will also be exhibiting her craft works which include scarves, ties, coasters, calendars, and cards.
Lilias has also produced a catalogue of her works and all sales of this will go to the charities CHAS and Robin House.
Sandy Marshall, Chair of EDLC Trust, said, “The exhibition is already proving popular with hundreds of people taking advantage of the opportunity to find unusual and unique gifts from local sources.
“The Auld Kirk is an excellent venue and the exhibition promises to offer something for everyone.”
Councillor Jim Gibbons, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, added, “As always there’s an interesting selection of unique and unusual gifts available to buy at the exhibition, including a range of handmade jewellery, ceramics, woodwork and textiles.
“Why not come along and enjoy a festive celebration of local art and craftwork?”
The museum, located on Cowgate in Kirkintilloch, is open every week - Tuesday to Saturday - from 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. For more information call 0141 777 3013.