Market Day

Kim Williams discovers the Lazy Sunday Market Series I love local markets. Not only are they the ideal place to pick up fresh, seasonal produce that has been grown, bred, caught, baked or foraged locally, they contain a place’s cultural soul and heartbeat. The cultural fabric of a community is displayed loud and proud at…

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Gullane Glögg

As with so many things, anything we can do the Scandinavians can do better… …and their take on mulled wine, glögg, conjures up visions of cosy firesides and candlelit log cabins. In fact, at its best, nothing says winter like a steaming mug of spiced wine with its spicy scent of cloves, cinnamon and citrus.…

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Dream Daytime Eatery

Food and Drink Columnist Amanda Farnese-Heath’s foodie find… Tucked away off Duke Street at the bottom of Leith Walk is my dream daytime long table eatery. The food is bold and tasty and the randomly placed jars of fermented veg, chutneys and caramel are to die for. I wake up every morning dreaming of their…

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A Peaceful Night

Beatitude launches new Peace Pillow Spray With the crazy lifestyles of today it’s easy to forget how important our sleep is. A good night’s sleep will improve your memory, boost your concentration, increase your energy levels throughout the day and even make you look better (supermodels swear by a good night’s sleep). But according to…

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What Autumn is Trying to Tell Us

Bernie Petrie tells us as autumn begins it’s time to take a leaf out of nature’s very wise book. Autumn returns and it’s hard to believe that it has been 12 months since I first wrote for Local Life. Autumn really does come around so quickly and once again it is almost time to put…

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A Whole New World

We’ve gone from the Model T to the Tesla and from the switchboard to the smartphone. And now we’re seeing how the innovative power of virtual reality can help improve the life of many. In July this year I was invited to race a rally car around one of the world’s most famous race tracks…

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Your Local People… Louise Elder

Nestled along the banks of the River Tyne, Stevenson Mains is home to the Elder family who have been farming there for over 150 years. In 2010 Louise Elder, who had been reading about the health properties of rapeseed, started Black & Gold. Considered by many to be one of the finest finishing oils produced…

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Autumn Nights, A Splash of Colour, A Dash of Starlight

Hayley Flangan invites us to meet VITA Copenhagen, where light travels quickly but extraordinary designs stands. Let’s fall in love with bold colours, seductive shapes, style and glamour; with refined materials, geometric patterns, edgy lines and delicate contours. Natural functionality embracing graceful aesthetics, are the key concepts of VITA’s new line of lighting designs. 1.…

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