Victoria & Albert: Our Lives In Watercolour

Treasured watercolours collected by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a record of their lives together are on display in Edinburgh at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Throughout their marriage Victoria and Albert were passionate patrons of watercolour painting, and formed a collection of thousands of works. Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour…

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It’s Show Time

Songstresses Lulu and Eddi Reader, and comedian Ed Byrne are the latest additions to the line-up for multi-arts festival Fringe by the Sea, which is back in North Berwick from 6th to 15th August, with a jam-packed programme. Over 150 music, comedy, literature, family, well-being and exploration events will be staged around North Berwick, in…

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Love Local and Visit North Berwick

The North Berwick Business Association (NBBA) has been relaunched and was awarded funding from Scotland Loves Local, a Scottish Government initiative to encourage us to think local first and support our local high streets and businesses as they emerge from lockdown. North Berwick was recently named as the best place to live in Scotland by…

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Wish You Were Here

What do you do when you visit the wonderfully varied coastline of East Lothian? You can visit castles, play golf, go paddling at the beach, pursue water sports, visit harbours or send postcards to friends with the message “Wish you were here”. To illustrate these activities, local graphic artist Thomas Small has created six large…

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Waxing Lyrical

Weekdays without a commute (for some) and weekends with little place to go can leave us feeling fidgety. So it’s no wonder thousands of us are going online or turning to Zoom to learn something new. Working from home often blurs the boundary between our personal and professional life. But it should also  inspire us…

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Stories in Stone – Preston Mercat Cross

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. In the centre of Prestonpans stands a remarkable 400-year-old building, described as a ‘monument to departed greatness’. Once a market place for buying and selling, it is now a rare survival, one of the finest examples of a mercat cross…

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Seal Rescue – What to Do

The grey seal pupping season is one of the great spectacles along our shores and each year the coastlines of the Isle of May, Craigleith and the Farne Islands are transformed as the youngsters take over. But sadly each year seal pups can be abandoned by their mothers. We spoke to the British Divers Marine…

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