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hamilton & inches - The balmoral - hawico scotland

While Christmas represents a commercially successful time for brands, as well as a period of celebration and receiving for individuals, it’s also a time of giving and reflection. For this reason we have taken the opportunity to support the work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, whose tireless work over the course of more than 30 years has helped to make the wishes of critically ill children come true, as well as providing help and support to the families and carers of those children. We have partnered with The Balmoral and Hawico Scotland to raise funds for this incredible charity throughout the festive season.

Wishing Trees at The Balmoral

The wishing trees at The Balmoral, Edinburgh will offer the ‘Gift of a Wish’, inviting guests and visitors to submit their wish for the year ahead, allowing the trees to blossom as the ‘leaves’, featuring beautiful messages, are added each day. Take some time this Christmas to visit our wishing tree installation at The Balmoral Hotel.

In collaboration with The Balmoral Hotel and Hawico, we are raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Every wish hung on the tree is a £1 donation to help grant more life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. ⁠

enter the 12 days of christmas competition

In the spirit of goodwill, over 12 days in December, The Balmoral, Hamilton & Inches and Hawico will give a little back by selecting a wish from one of the trees each day, which will win a special gift or experience from each of the brands. From cashmere sets to overnight stays at The Balmoral and diamond jewellery... this is your chance to win!
To enter, simply fill in the form at the link below with details of your wish for this festive season. From 1st to 24th December 2019, 12 wishes will be selected at random to win one of the following special gifts and experiences including a star prize worth over £10,000.


H&I Shining Star Decoration

make-a-wish foundation

Our Shining Star Christmas decoration has been designed and handcrafted in our George Street workshops. With all profits going to the Make-A-Wish foundation, this is the perfect addition to your tree this festive season.


the balmoral clock

Hamilton & Inches have a strong historical connection to The Balmoral which dates back to 1902 when we created and installed the mechanism for the iconic hotel clock - an integral part of the Edinburgh skyline. Hamilton & Inches made and fitted the famous clock in what is now the Balmoral Hotel, Princes Street. The clock is set 3 minutes fast to help thousands of passengers catch their trains each day, and adjusted at Hogmanay to stop the celebrations starting early.


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christmas opening hours

We understand that work doesn't stop over the festive season and trailing around the shops can feel a challenge. Our extended opening hours, warm fire and bubbling champagne awaits your visit to our showroom.

H&I Christmas Opening Hours

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