The Civilized Shopper's Guide to Edinburgh and Glasgow
By June Skinner Sawyers
Photographs by Alex Hewitt and Susie Lowe
Beyond traditional tweeds and sumptuous cashmeres, the shops of Edinburgh and Glasgow offer goods of beauty and quality with a distinctive sense of place: vintage clothing and jewelry sourced in UK (tiaras, and other oh-so-British items); handmade shoes and hats; botanicals inspired by the Scottish countryside; home furnishings by young local designers; and kilts "for the 21st century" in fabrics ranging from denim to leather to pinstripe. Of the 70 shops profiled here, some are elegant and refined, some offer quirky twists on classic themes. Organized by walks (six in Edinburgh, four in Glasgow), also included are restaurants, pubs, and cafés along the way, as well as the stunning tearooms of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
About the Author
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, June Skinner Sawyers has written and lectured extensively on Scotland. She has written or edited eighteen books, many with a Scottish or Celtic theme. She writes a travel book column, "The Resourceful Traveler," for the Chicago Tribune.
About the Photographers
Alex Hewitt has worked as a photographer and picture editor in Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland for the past ten years. Currently he is a Picture Editor at The Scotsman and co-runs Writer Pictures, a boutique literary portraiture library.
Susie Lowe is an award-winning photographer based in Edinburgh. She works for a diverse range of clients, specializing in interiors, portraiture, and fashion. Susie's work is regularly featured in leading style magazines in Scotland.