Stories in Stone – Greywalls

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. Greywalls in Gullane is known today as a rather grand hotel, but inside it still feels more like an Edwardian family home. What makes the house so special though is its connection with the leading designers of the period. The…

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Makers Market

Makers, artists and designers from across the country brought their wares to exhibit at the first New Lanark’s Makers Market where they showcased and sold their products in one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. From wands to handmade soap, from candles, paintings and accessories to delicious local foods there was something for everyone…

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Why Acupuncture?

Experiencing the benefits of acupuncture for herself over twenty years ago was enough to make Jo Thomson look into becoming an acupuncturist. “That first treatment was a real epiphany for me. I walked into the treatment room an overworked, stressed, exhausted City banker and walked out feeling not completely better, but much closer to being…

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Keeping your Smile Healthy

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. And, of course, taking care of your smile starts with daily brushing and flossing and regular dentist checkups. Regular dental visits do more than keep your smile attractive – they also tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or…

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Bathing Bliss

According to researchers, a warm bath can have a greater effect on mood than physical exercise. Yes, taking a good soak in a hot bath has so many benefits for our mind, body and skin. And at Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, they’ve taken the simple act of bathing to a whole new level. Poet and novelist…

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Lothian Life

Earth matters and Bernie Rowen-Ross urges us to slow down and think more deeply about the simple things in life – such as the trees around us. We have had a beautiful spring in terms of flowering bulbs and we will have all seen the gorgeous yellow fields of flowers of the rape seed. And…

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Bernadette Petrie tells us the healing power of nature is key to our mental health.. As I write this piece the rain is pouring down. It has, in fact, been raining since yesterday evening and shows little sign of letting up. I’ve also managed to tweak my back, so my dog walk in the rain…

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Favourite Roses

Roses are among our favourite garden plants – and deservedly so. They are versatile, produce vibrant colour all summer long and well into autumn or even winter, and many are deliciously scented. Garden designer Joy Grey shares her favourites. The British have a long-time love affair with roses and this has been a bumper year…

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