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Community Road Trip: Etsy’s coming to Scotland!

Sep 25, 2014

by Sarah Hewett

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Here at Etsy, we’re proud to report that our vibrant and ever-growing community of sellers spans the whole of the United Kingdom – from Brighton and Dorset in the south to Leeds and Manchester in the north – and beyond…

So it’s about time we take to the (high) road and head to Scotland, to catch up with the creative bunch of Etsy designer-makers and vintage sellers there! The Etsy Community Programmes team (that’s us!) is super excited to announce a weekend of events for Scottish makers in November 2014.

We will be holding free maker events during the afternoons of Saturday 8th (in Edinburgh) and Sunday 9th (in Glasgow) to introduce Etsy as an accessible and supportive route to market for Scottish designer-makers. Our wonderful Etsy ‘Teams’ (self motivated community groups of Etsy sellers) from Glasgow and Edinburgh will come along too, to meet newbies who might be interested in joining their local network.

Each meeting will feature three events:

1pm – Start on Etsy: Thinking about opening an Etsy shop? Get inspired and learn the keys to success with Etsy admin and local sellers. 

2:30pm – Cake and chat: join Etsy admin and local seller groups for cake and chatting! Meet other Etsy sellers in the area and find out about events and opportunities for the coming year.

3:30pm – Seller Meet Up: existing sellers on Etsy are invited to stay for an hour of Q and A, discussing 2015 plans and how to optimise your existing Etsy shop.

Please RSVP for the event you’d like to attend:

Saturday, 8 November, at The Gayfield Creative Space in Edinburgh
Start on Etsy in Edinburgh
Seller Meet Up in Edinburgh

Sunday, 9 November at The Lighthouse in Glasgow
Start on Etsy in Glasgow
Seller Meet Up in Glasgow

Please note, entry to the cake and chat meeting is included in your RSVP to either session.

Thank you to these wonderful Scottish craft organisations for their support with this project so far: Emergents, Craft Scotland, Design Trust (Highlands Network) and Applied Arts Scotland – we can’t wait to meet some of your makers in November!

Inspired to sell your work on Etsy? Opening an Etsy shop is simple… Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: SCOTLAND here (new sellers only)!

Will you be seeing us in Scotland? Where in the UK should we head next? Comment below or tweet us @EtsyUK!

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