Wild About Fabric

 Crafting is officially cool. Knitting, embroidery, sewing and a host of other crafts have cast of their unglamorous image and are enjoying a boom thanks to television shows such as The Great British Sewing Bee. And for Rosie Creyke, who started sewing on a vintage Singer sewing machine when she was eight-years-old, this rise in…

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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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EZ-Riders Pedal-Powers into East Lothian

Pedal-powering into East Lothian is EZ-Riders, a new dedicated electric bike hire service offering a cleaner, greener way to get around the region. Located on the outskirts of North Berwick, EZ-Riders operates a fleet of e-bikes from award-winning manufacturer Rad, each model tailor-made for touring the coastal roads and tackling off-road trails. Good for the…

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Restoration Men

The roof and walls are often the most striking and dramatic feature of any building, whether it be modern or of some antiquity. And its maintenance and repair requires experts skilled in both new technologies as well as traditional techniques. We speak to Darren Munro of Weatherproof about some of their recent work. Britain has…

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Beautiful and Unique

Mention the words ‘bespoke, unique andjewellery’ in the same sentence and the words ‘out of my reach’ might spring to mind. But hand-crafted beautifully unique jewellery may be more affordable and not as out of reach as you might imagine. In fact, straying from the path of more well-known jewellery brands can often mean a…

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It’s Show Time

Songstresses Lulu and Eddi Reader, and comedian Ed Byrne are the latest additions to the line-up for multi-arts festival Fringe by the Sea, which is back in North Berwick from 6th to 15th August, with a jam-packed programme. Over 150 music, comedy, literature, family, well-being and exploration events will be staged around North Berwick, in…

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Love Local and Visit North Berwick

The North Berwick Business Association (NBBA) has been relaunched and was awarded funding from Scotland Loves Local, a Scottish Government initiative to encourage us to think local first and support our local high streets and businesses as they emerge from lockdown. North Berwick was recently named as the best place to live in Scotland by…

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Shining Brightly

When The Lighthouse in North Berwick opened its doors three years ago as the first purpose-built business centre in the town, it was one of the first trailblazers in the out-of-town workplace market. Offering a mix of private offices and co-working, with flexible memberships to suit those after a fixed desk and those whose routines…

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