Home Grown Passion takes you Places

Everybody knows that natural ingredients are far better for us, but why aren’t skincare and haircare products all natural? Nine years ago, founder of the Edinburgh Natural Skincare Company Tommy Crooks, asking himself that very question decided to do something about it. Sitting at his family kitchen table, inspired by the beautiful natural scenery of…

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Q&A… Sheena Skinner

Sheena Skinner is the founder of Detox Health Beauty and has over 20 years’ experience in the field of health and nutrition. With a passion for complementary healthcare, natural beauty and healthy eating, Sheena set up Detox Health Beauty and has a huge online following with over 10,000 Instagram followers. In 2018 she launched the…

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You can get the Staff!

Many people think of help in the home as an extravagance – until they start juggling jobs, children and everything that life throws at us. At that point, many of us would happily bring in a full-time butler! No matter how house proud you are, the busy lives we lead means it can be almost…

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Your Local People… Alan Rae

Having collected Scottish art for many years, Alan Rae decided to turn his interest into a business by opening Fidra Fine Art in his North Berwick home in 2012. After many successful years, the gallery moved to Gullane’s main street last year, where exhibitions of contemporary Scottish artists are complemented by work from some of…

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Re-gin-eration

Once considered mother’s ruin, gin is now the modern tipple of choice. Gin parties, gin menus, ginvent calendars and even a gin hotel – the UK’s renewed passion for all things gin is fast creating a whole new industry and craft distilleries offering unique blends are on the rise. We caught up with East Lothian…

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Q&A… Tom Kitchin

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin and his award-winning team have recently opened their fourth Edinburgh restaurant, Southside Scran, in the heart of Bruntsfield. But they’re also expanding east with the opening of The Bonnie Badger in Gullane. We caught up with Tom to ask him a few questions… What is your greatest achievement? As a father…

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Your Local People… Janine O’Rourke

Janine O’Rourke runs her two businesses Rooart Framing and The Mad Scrapper from The Sands in Haddington. Opening its doors last summer, the gallery houses both her bespoke picture framing service and her scrapbook shop. A keen scrapbooker, Janine sells a variety of paper craft items, mixed media products, stamps and a small selection of…

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