Bringing Scotland's Artists & Designers
to Your High Street

A Bold Idea

We are tired of seeing Scotland's High Streets decline in the grip of corporate greed,
so we open stores that are filled with the work of local artists and designers

Benefitting Your Local Economy

Every penny you spend in store goes to our 300+ Artists and Designers

Supporting Scottish Brands

We know the struggles of building a business, so we offer advice
and support to help Scottish brands flourish

Community

We work with the local community to help create opportunities
for young creatives

Welcome to a bold idea

Bringing Scotland's Artists and Designers to your High Street.

The Scottish Design Exchange is a unique social enterprise where every penny spent goes directly to those who create. We exist to delight customers, reward artists and boost the local economy. 

That’s why we consistently buck the retail trend!

See for yourself at our stores in Edinburgh & Glasgow or browse our Artists work in our rapidly expanding online shop.

Find out more about what we do, explore our artistsapply to join our community or shop online

  • The Herald. 26 Jan 2019


    “… Scotland has a wealth of creative talent … but with no shop window for their products and services, because they can’t afford high street rents and don’t have massive marketing budgets. This model solves both problems at once.”

  • Scotsman. 10 Sep 2018


    “If you can’t beat the high street, rethink it … turn the model on its head and create a model where the artists and designers get the lion’s share of the profit.”

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