Window looks good enough to eat!

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Businesses across St Andrews have been showcasing their very best seasonal goodies for a Christmas window dressing competition, run by the St Andrews Merchants’ Association.

Judging took place on Friday, November 20, with Fife College fashion lecturer Christine Robson and her recently retired colleague, Maureen White, as judges.

First place was awarded to Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier on South Street, with its window dressing truly capturing the Christmas spirit, as well as promoting its festive goods.

The Chocolatier’s windows include gifts for each and every family member, adding to the judges’ decision that this particular window display represents the varied and inclusive nature of the town’s retail offering as a whole.

“It was a joint effort between myself and manager Sara Tedesco,” said Karen Michie, retail manager. “We wanted to showcase the gifts we have on offer this year and balance both sides of the window to follow the theme.

“It’s a real boost to the efforts of the St Andrews store team and is just fantastic.”

Runners-up were Rocca Italian Deli on Bell Street and Alchemia Jewellers on Market Street. The Salvation Army shop on Church Street and Mailboxes Etc on Bell Street were mentioned in the highly commended category for their festive window display efforts.

The winners received a box of Fisher & Donaldson Christmas goodies and a magnum of champagne and the runners-up more Fisher & Donaldson treats and champagne, presented by Lindsey Adam, from Bonkers Original Gifts, of the St Andrews Merchants’ Association.

Lindsey said: “The businesses who took part have really excelled in their efforts and we have no doubt the public will agree.

“The window displays not only add to festive feeling throughout the town but, from just a quick look, you can see straight away that St Andrews is the perfect destination to do all your Christmas shopping!”