Nessie’s Den for the Scotland’s Trade Fair takes place in the Seminar Theatre.
This year for the first time we have introduced Nessie’s Den. This will be a similar format to that of the famous BBC programme Dragon’s Den, where businesses pitch their ideas to a panel of experts and ask for funding but in a more light-hearted way. A selection of new, young exhibitors will have their chance to pitch their products in just 5 minutes to our panel of retail experts who will assess their pitch and products and comment on whether they deem them to be ‘stockable’, commercial products. The experts are only commenting on the products purely for feedback to the exhibitor.
The panel for gifts is Yvonne Carr buyer from Visit Scotland, Nancy Smillie from Glasgow gift retailer Nancy Smillie, and Helen Crawford from the Old School, Beauly and will be chaired by Show Director Mark Saunders.
The exhibitors who took part in 2019 were:
The Divine Hag
Sarah Leask Studio