Powerful Packaging

This month Laura Thomas Co. is shouting about the joys of paper! In its purest form, sustainably sourced paper means no harm to the environment. However, once coated with plastic to make cups for the beverage industry, it becomes a disaster zone – hugely complex to recycle and left strewn across our beautiful natural environment…

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Bright and Beautiful

Everybody enjoys a beautifully clean and tidy home. But, no matter how house proud you are, the busy lives we lead means it can be almost impossible to keep up with household chores. This is when it pays to bring in the professionals. Nowadays people are busier than ever – our schedules are filled with…

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Branding Photography and Why it Matters

Your brand is more than your logo and font choices, it’s how your business interacts with its clients. How those clients perceive you and your business but, more importantly, it’s what distinguishes you from everyone else. It’s what sets you apart from your competitor. Every business has a story behind it – the reason you…

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Moored

Isolation is a default position for most artists. As the great Scottish painter, Joan Eardley, once observed; “I think you have to be a bit one-track to be a painter.” In the early days of 2020, thanks to COVID-19, the world caught up with this one-track focus, a place into which artists routinely drill in…

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A Day in the Life of… The Veg Shed

James and Elinor Logan live and farm at Athelstaneford Mains together with son Hamish (24) and Anna (22). The Veg Shed evolved when Elinor closed her shoe shop and looked for a diversification idea for the farm. The result was purchasing a vending machine to sell their home-grown potatoes direct to the consumer. As with…

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And Relax… At Garleton Lodge

True confession: I’ve always thought massages were an indulgent luxury, ranking them somewhere between manicures and mud wraps on my “frivolous uses for perfectly good money” scale. However research shows the benefits of massage are endless. Massage can help with balancing emotions, anxiety, circulatory issues, joint and muscle pain, insomnia and much more. I spoke…

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Feel Good Cleanse

Detox and cleansing – words which are as synonymous with the start of a new year, as indulge is to Christmas. But are juice cleanses and detox diets just a marketing fad? With over 20 years experience in the field of health and nutrition and having read every book under the sun about detox and…

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Acupuncture – Nothing to Fear

Most people, when they hear about the benefits of acupuncture, find themselves thinking, “That would be so good for me!” Less stress, more energy, better sleep and digestion… Who doesn’t want that? But for many people, there’s one thing that holds them back from considering acupuncture, fear – from fear of the unknown to fear…

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Jack and Ivy Celebrate their Latest Success

Two years ago, Graeme and Jackie Hamilton sold their Falkirk salon and headed east to embrace the peaceful coastal life in East Lothian. Yet life has been far from quiet, as Jack & Ivy celebrates its second achievement at the East and Mid Lothian Business Awards. It’s just over two years since Graeme and Jackie…

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