Easter Fun

Hop along to Dalkeith Country Park this Easter for an action-packed range of Easter activities to enjoy. Get the children outdoors this Easter with a visit to Fort Douglas in Dalkeith Country Park. If you’re looking for things to do with the kids during the Easter holidays you’ll find lots of extra activities in this…

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Stories in Stone – Redhouse Castle

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. As you travel along the main road from Ballencrieff into Longniddry, you catch a glimpse of a large and picturesque ruin known as Redhouse Castle. Its name is a little misleading though, as the building was a comfortable country retreat…

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Wild at Heart

Dining in the Wilds of Scotland with the Mad March Hare is more than just eating outside, it’s innovative and contemporary dining at its best. And in 2019 they’re trying to break a Scottish record by holding the longest-table forest feast, while at the same protecting acres of magical rain forest through the World Land…

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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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