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Scotland’s ‘best Christmas shopping destinations’ crowned ahead of December



Experts have crowned the “best Christmas shopping destinations” in Scotland ahead of the festive season.

With December just around the corner, Scots all over the country will be starting to think about their Christmas shopping. While getting your presents online is certainly more convenient, nothing can match the atmosphere of doing your festive shopping in person.

There are countless shopping destinations all over Scotland, but some have that extra bit of Christmas magic that make them well worth a visit over the winter. To narrow down the options, experts at Citylink have named the “best Christmas shopping destinations” in the country.

According to the Scottish coach operator, Edinburgh’s Christmas Market, Glasgow’s Style Mile, and Aberdeen’s Christmas Village are all among the top places to get your Christmas shopping done this December.

Edinburgh’s Christmas Market is among the biggest and most popular in the UK, and is definitely worth experiencing for yourself at least once. Set amidst the scenic surroundings of the capital’s Princes Street Gardens, the market is home to all kinds of stalls selling everything from knitwear to jewellery.

The Edinburgh Christmas Market is one of the most famous in the UK(Image: georgeclerk / Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the Style Mile in Glasgow refers to a series of interconnected streets in the centre of Glasgow that together make up the primary shopping district in Scotland’s largest city. While Edinburgh’s Christmas Market is the place to head if you want to pick up unique trinkets, the Style Mile can’t be beaten in terms of high-end boutiques and department stores.

Elsewhere, the centre of Aberdeen transforms into a winter wonderland throughout November and December for its annual Christmas Village. Among the highlights are a local Christmas Market selling artisanal crafts and food and drink stalls, while there is even a festive fairground and an ice rink.

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