Stories in Stone – The Lodge, North Berwick

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. Most locals will associate the Lodge in North Berwick with its public gardens, but the buildings there also have a fascinating story to tell. They were once the home of the powerful Dalrymple family, and saved from the wrecking ball…

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Williamstone Staycation

Which would you pick? An exotic beach holiday in a faraway land or a staycation in your home country with a gamble on the weather, but decidedly less travel stress? While many Brits spend their summer holidays in hotspots like Greece, Italy and France, recent research has revealed we’re realising some of the most beautiful…

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Waxing Lyrical

There’s no doubt about it, gorgeously scented candles are the ultimate interior accessory. I joined designer and candlemaker Laura Wilson at her North Berwick headquarters to learn how to make a soy scented candle. Stepping into Laura Thomas Co Headquarters, a wave of delicious scents assail my senses. The workshop table is set with jars,…

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Fresh off the Press

Don’t leave your apples rotting on the ground. Take them along to Gullane’s Annual Apple Festival and press them using the village pressing equipment in a celebration of all things apple. Apples are one of my favourite fruits. This probably stems from childhood memories of harvest-time and the glorious pies, cakes and juice made from…

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Seaside Science at the Seabird Centre

At the Scottish Seabird Centre, education is central to their mission to help conserve and protect seabirds and marine life. This year, education officer Andrew Grieveson and his team welcomed a record number of school children to the Centre. These visits, along with the ever-popular Wildlife Club, allow children to learn about marine conservation through…

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A Christmas Fairy Trail

Archerfield Walled Garden and Rogue Village’s A Christmas Fairy Trail returns with a revamped show following their impressive debut. An illuminating, immersive theatre experience – bigger, brighter and bolder. Last year’s première was billed as a light show but this year they shift towards an immersive theatre experience for all the family. Set in the…

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Don’t You Just Love a Fête?

Quintessentially British, the village fête is a summer tradition that we love in East Lothian. Be it the traditional county fair or highland games, a village gala or a summer games day there’s sure to be something happening for you to enjoy! We’ve scoured the county for this summer’s events so all you have to…

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