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Craft the perfect festival at Craft Scotland's 2018 Summer Show

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Craft the perfect festival

From Harris Tweed rucksacks to statement scarfs, here is 9 design essentials for the ultimate Edinburgh Style Kit

If you want to stand out from the crowd this year, the rain poncho and free tote left over from your last trip isn't going to cut it. Time to shop. The Craft Scotland Summer Show is packed full of lovely things from Scotland's most talented makers. We pick some of our favourite pieces ahead of the show's opening on Friday 3 August.

Myer Halliday Ceramic Mugs

Craft the perfect festival

Long day after a long night? Wake up with Myer Halliday's stylish slipcast ceramic mugs (from £20). For extra style points, fill them with coffee from hot local roasters Williams and Johnson

Catherine Aitken's Harris Tweed Rucksacks

Craft the perfect festival

Made with handwoven Harris Tweed, Catherine Aitken's rucksacks (£145) are super-cool, super-luxe and not too bulky – but there's still plenty of room for a Fringe programme and all your other bits and bobs.

Lucy Engels Blanket

Craft the perfect festival

Sun shining? Make the most of it with a lunchtime picnic on the Meadows – Lucy Engels' bright, beautiful blanket (from £450) is backed with heavyweight linen so it's really practical too.

Heather Woof Necklace

Craft the perfect festival

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Whether it's classical music, theatre or dance, a night at the Edinburgh International Festival calls for sophistication: this stunningly simple Heather Woof necklace (£950) is just the ticket.

Jude Gove Coin Purse

Craft the perfect festival

Contactless buskers are a thing now, but if you want to go old-school and keep some change handy this coin purse by Jude Gove (£20) is ideal. It's good for nipping to the bar with too.

Fiona McIntosh Graphic Prints

Craft the perfect festival

Sometimes August is about just going with the flow. Fiona McIntosh's graphic prints (from £40) are perfect for dressing your outfit up or down, effortlessly taking your look from day to night.

Green Thomas Scarf

Craft the perfect festival

Charlotte Square is an oasis of calm, so don't let bad weather keep you out of the Book Festival. A Green Thomas scarf (from £95) is cosy for snuggling under the stars or kicking back in the Spiegeltent.

Lauren Smith Patchwork Pin

Craft the perfect festival

Looking for a souvenir? You can do better than a pile of ticket stubs. Lauren Smith's unique patchwork pins (£15) are colourful, gorgeous, and easy to slip into your hand luggage.

Craft Scotland's Workshops

Craft the perfect festival

Edinburgh is bursting with creativity and if you're feeling inspired why not unleash your imagination with one of Craft Scotland's workshops (from £35)? Make a purse, learn to mosaic or get set for your next trip to Mary's Milk Bar and carve your own wooden spoon with Object Company.

The Craft Scotland Summer Show 2018, 3–26 August, White Stuff, Venue 205, 89 George Street. Open daily, free entry. If you can't wait until August, visit the the Craft Marketplace to start shopping now at

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2018

Craft Scotland and Selected Designers/Makers from Throughout Scotland The second floor of White Stuff becomes a haven for design-lovers. Discover contemporary Scottish craft from 37 makers in one location. Shop curated handmade objects, including beautiful homewares, exquisite jewellery and stylish accessories. A firm…