First Floor, Ocean Terminal | Edinburgh EH6 6JJ
Phone: 0131 555 4513
Looking for a way to support local artists but not sure where to begin? Look no further than the Scottish Design Exchange.
Established in 2015, this Edinburgh-based not-for-profit shop offers a unique opportunity for artists and designers of all types to display and sell their work in a retail environment. It's perfectly placed on the first floor of the busy Ocean Terminal shopping centre and every penny you spend goes directly to the artists, so it gives you that nice warm and fuzzy feeling as you walk out the door. You're not likely to walk out the door empty handed either – with work from photographers, textile artists, jewellery makers, painters and publishers up for grabs, it's the perfect place to pick up a special gift or something to brighten up the home.
Buying from the Scottish Design Exchange not only benefits the artists directly but also the local community. At the end of every financial year, the Scottish Design Exchange donates profits to Leith-based events and organisations, particularly those promoting the arts, which will undoubtedly benefit future creativity across the city. It's a win-win situation for everybody, so get yourself down to the Shore and get involved.