Glasgow Christmas Market

The Christmas Market this year has moved from its usual location in St Enoch’s Square to Argyle Street due to the refurbishment of St Enoch’s Underground Station.

After working on Saturday, I took the train from Mount Florida to Glasgow Central and stopped off to have a look round the market. 

Below are some photographs of some of the stalls. Being the last Saturday before Christmas, many of the stalls were quite crowded and it was difficult to get near enough to photograph them.

The main things for sale included food and drink, jewellery and hand-made goods.

German Sausages

The German sausage stall was very popular and had a good variety of sausages on offer, similar to the ones found in the discount supermarkets such as Lidl and Aldi.

French Cakes

The French cakes looked nice but as I am not a big cake eater I was not tempted.

Italian Bakery

The Italian bakery also looked very nice but again I was not tempted.

Welsh Cheese

There were some tempting varieties of Snowdonia cheese for sale so I bought some for Christmas.

Carvings

The African carvings looked very nice and obviously were created by some talented craftsmen and women. The detail on them was excellent.

Carvings
Russian Dolls

The Russian dolls were lovely.

Native American Indian Goods

The Native American Indian goods were very interesting. I am not familiar with Native American Indian culture so must look into this more.

The market is on until December 23rd.

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8 thoughts on “Glasgow Christmas Market

    • janeslog December 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

      Looks great in the dark when all the lights are on. Gives it more of a Christmas feel. It starts getting dark here around 15.30 but it is not too cold just now.

    • janeslog December 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

      You had problems with foxes last year. I was watching a children’s programme on the BBC iPlayer and they used lion’s excrement from a zoo to stop foxes. They said that foxes don’t like bigger animals and feel threatened so keep away from areas which have bigger animals. You could ask Perth zoo for some and lay it near the perimeter of your land to stop foxes attacking the birds.

      • jmgoyder December 23, 2014 / 1:52 am

        I wish!

  1. tootlepedal December 21, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Cakes and cheese. I should have gone.

    • janeslog December 21, 2014 / 9:58 pm

      Not often tempted by cakes but they looked very nice.

  2. Sartenada December 31, 2014 / 6:14 am

    What a wonderful and interesting post. I loved especially Your photos presenting carvings. They are great. In Finland carved wooden animals, especially bears, are very popular. Carved bears can be met everywhere. Tomorrow, I’ll publish a post presenting Bear Carving Contest. If You are interested about carvings, here are two my favorite posts presenting “gorgeous” and sometime humoristic carvings:

    Carved wooden animals 1 / Animales tallados en madera 1 / Animaux sculptés en bois 1 / Animais entalhados de madeira 1.

    Carved wooden animals 2 / Animales tallados en madera 2 / Animaux sculptés en bois 2 / Animais entalhados de madeira 2.

    I wish Happy New Year 2015!

    • janeslog December 31, 2014 / 9:51 pm

      Hope you also have a good new year. The Finnish stall was not there this year which was disappointing as I was looking for a hat. Last year I got a Kuksa from them which I love.

      I also got a lovely knitted hat which is nice and warm.

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