We All Need a Farmer

In August a short film, aimed at raising the feel-good factor amongst Scotland’s farmers, launched on social media. ‘We all need a farmer’ is the work of award-winning director, Jason Connery, and narrated by renowned Scottish actor Ian Pirie. The Brand family have been enormously touched by the release of a short film ‘We all…

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Ginspiration

From decades of decline gin has bounced back and is now one of the nation’s favourite tipples. And NB Distillery is the perfect place to learn, sample and relax with this botanical beauty. In a pretty rural setting a stone’s throw away from North Berwick stands NB Distillery. This purpose-built distillery has serious eco-credentials –…

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Stories in Stone – Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. Today East Lothian’s graveyards are quiet contemplative places, but two hundred years ago they were the focus of alarm at a new crime wave. The graveyards at Prestongrange and Oldhamstocks churches both have seemingly unassuming buildings, which are actually relics…

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New Bird at the Lake

Over the course of lockdown, there’s been a significant bright spot – outdoor dining. Eating outside has been a hit and many restaurants and cafés have used the opportunity to create welcoming outdoor dining spaces. Already blessed with a, frankly beautiful, alfresco dining space, the team at Foxlake’s café saw the opportunity relaunch their eatery…

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Thrum of Bass Rock Inspires Artists

It has cast its spell over artists and writers such as Turner and Robert Louis Stevenson. In the 17th century, it was dubbed Scotland’s Alcatraz following Cromwell’s invasion of Scotland. Now the Bass Rock is to be the subject of a brand new exhibition. Around 30 artists have been invited by Fidra Fine Art owner,…

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