Arts for Christ­mas

Auc­tions, paint­ings, books and mu­sic

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It gets bet­ter ev­ery year: As­sia, Flamingo Papiere,

Gin Bothy and Per­sie Gin to keep your spir­its up, com­pli­mented with cheese from In­ver­loch and Damn Fine Cheese, Chardon Mac­arons, Dachaig, Chris­tine Gil­bert De­signs. More in­for­ma­tion on the FB page: Scone Palace Christ­mas Fair In Aid of Cancer Re­search UK. Tel: 01738 552300,


A sub­lime con­cert of car­ols and sea­sonal clas­sics, staged in full 18th cen­tury cos­tume in an evoca­tive can­dle-lit style set­ting. Wed­nes­day 19 De­cem­ber, 7.30pm at the Usher Hall in Ed­in­burgh. Fea­tur­ing Han­del, Pearsall, Will­cocks and a se­lec­tion of pop­u­lar car­ols for all.

Tel: 0131 228 1155, www.ush­er­


An unusual Art Nou­veau belt buckle by the famed Parisian jew­eller and glass maker René Lalique is to come un­der the ham­mer in Tennants’ Fine Art Sale on 17 Novem­ber. On of­fer with an es­ti­mate of £5,000-8,000, this wear­able piece of art was made by Lalique dur­ing the early part of his ca­reer.

Tel: 01969 623780,


Ex­plore Scot­land’s unique and fas­ci­nat­ing mil­i­tary his­tory in Scot­land: De­fend­ing the Na­tion. Six cen­turies of mil­i­tary maps are beau­ti­fully pre­sented in this hand­some hard­back book by Christo­pher Fleet and Car­olyn An­der­son. There are plans of cas­tles and forts, bat­tles such as Pinkie, Glen­shiel and Cul­lo­den, maps made by French and Rus­sian spies, as well as mil­i­tary roads and the Ord­nance Sur­vey. The per­fect gift. £30,

Tel: 0131 668 4371, www.bir­


The Strat­hearn Gallery’s an­nual End of Year mixed show, ‘Sum­mer Colours’ opens on 17th Novem­ber and cel­e­brates the works of over 50 top artists. Along­side some of Scot­land’s best known painters, the gallery will be ex­hibit­ing a broad se­lec­tion of glass, ce­ram­ics, sculp­ture and jew­ellery with some great in­spi­ra­tion for Christ­mas gifts. Show runs from 17th Novem­ber to 3rd Jan­uary, gallery open seven days.

Tel: 01764 656100, www.strat­

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