Why Should I have a Settlement Agreement

It is not always necessary to use a Settlement Agreement when a Contract of Employment or employment relationship is terminated but a Settlement Agreement does usually provide a quick and dignified end to an employment relationship and can avoid time, cost and stress for all parties. A Settlement Agreement is an agreement between an employer and…

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Meet the Maker | Kate Millbank

Alongside its Nordic home-ware, North Berwick-based NØRDEN also curates East Lothian artists who celebrate our local coast, country and the nature of our northern clime. This issue we meet printmaker and designer Kate Millbank. Kate Millbank’s work is inspired by the coastal landscape and its rich flora and fauna. She is particularly drawn to the…

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Top Tips for Autumn Cleaning

Autumn leaves are falling and finding their way into our homes, meaning more sweeping to do! As we start to spend more time indoors, spend some time to make sure your home is comfortable and clean. Morag Readman, owner of the East Lothian franchise of Bright & Beautiful shares her top tips… Keep dust and…

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Black Lives Matter

Last issue I wrote about the Black Lives Matter campaign, and my own experiences of being treated negatively as a Northern Irish Catholic woman. This led to me meeting Jacqui Abizie-Mckendrick, one of our NHS key workers, a local organiser of the Black Lives Matter campaign and representative from the BAME community. She shares her…

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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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