'Sales of the Centuries'

A Celebration of Shopping in Scotland

Exhibition

8 December 2005 to 12 February 2006

Monday to Saturday:  10am to 5pm

Sunday:  2pm to 5pm

ADMISSION FREE

Advert

An advert for Bird's Custard  -  included in the exhibition 'Sales of the Century:  A Celebration of Shopping in Scotland' on display at the National Library of Scotland from December 2005

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland

Looking along George Street from St Andrew Square

Many new shops have opened in George Street in recent years.

Looking along George Street from St Andrew Square  -  included in the exhibition 'Sales of the Century:  A Celebration of Shopping in Scotland' on display at the National Library of Scotland from December 2005

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland

Mary Dudgeon's Housekeeping Account  -  1608

Mary Dudgeon's Housekeeping Accounts  -  included in the exhibition 'Sales of the Century:  A Celebration of Shopping in Scotland' on display at the National Library of Scotland from December 2005

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland

Exhibition

This exhibition, with photographs, looks back over three centuries on shopping in Scotland.  The exhibition includes photos of  Edinburgh department stores: Jenners, Binns, Patrick Thomsons and Frasers.

These events will be associated with the exhibition

Exhibition Events

7pm: 

12 Jan 2006

'Slow Food and Shopping Locally'

Talk by Edinburgh Slow Food President, Donald Reid.

7pm: 

31 Jan 2006

'The Story of Scotmid'

Talk by Audrey Middleton

7pm:   

7 Feb 2006

'Edinburgh Shops Past and Present'
Talk by Edinburgh author, Malcolm Cant.

10.30am to 12.30pm

9 Feb 2006

'Reminiscence Workshop:
The Scots and Shops

Talk by Edinburgh author, Malcolm Cant.

All events are free but places are limited. 

For advance booking tel.0131 623 3845 or e-mail events@nls.uk

 

 

Book

The Edinburgh author, Malcolm Cant, has also produced a book covering the history of Edinburgh's shops, illustrated with over 200 photographs.  The title of the book is:

'Edinburgh Shops - Past and Present'

Publ. 2005  ISBN 0 9526099 8 3

 

 

 

 

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