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Make a Nordic New Year’s Resolution

Hayley Flangan tells us to how to bring the art of Scandinavian living into our lives with a little book or two… TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY Explore your creativity and relax and unwind with mindful crafting. FINALLY DECLUTTER Yes, even when you’re still alive! TAKE A (COFFEE) BREAK Fika isn’t just a coffee break;…

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An exhibition of Textile and Mixed Media by Kalamkari

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) based at Waterston House in Aberlady is delighted to welcome back Kalamkari from 13 January to 14 February 2018. Kalamkari has built a strong reputation for exhibiting high-quality creative textiles. The six founding members met while studying City and Guilds Creative Textiles at Dundee College and on graduating decided to create…

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Annual Easter Art Exhibition

ANNUAL EASTER ART EXHIBITION 30 MARCH TO 2 APRIL 2018 This annual art exhibition takes place at St Andrew Blackadder Church, in North Berwick on Good Friday March 30, Saturday 31, Monday 2, 10.00am-5.00pm and Easter Sunday 1.00pm-5.00pm. The exhibition, now entering its 16th year, features a selection of predominantly Scottish artists from Scotland’s east…

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Art Exhibition

JOHN JONSTONE VISUAL DIARIES 3 FEBRUARY to 25 FEBRUARY 2018   Fidra Fine Art’s first exhibition in 2018 is a solo show with one of Scotland’s leading figurative artists, John Johnstone. Born in Forfar in 1941, John studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art from 1959 to 1964 under David McClure and Alberto Morrocco.…

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Ocean Love

Editor Kim Williams discovers Rachel Seago’s Ocean Series Like many of us, I’ve been working hard on doing a better job of reducing my impact on our environment. And it’s always amazing to find others who care about the same things I do. These stunning illustrations are the work of local artist Rachel Seago and…

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Give Pizza a Go!

Food and Drink Columnist Amanda Farnese-Heath’s foodie find… Believe it or not, even though I’m part Italian I’m not a great fan of pizzas. And what’s more it takes a lot to get me to try a new place when I know nothing about it. East Pizzas in Leith has only been open a few…

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Your Local People… Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas Co evolved from Laura’s love of white bed linen and going to sleep wrapped in crisp, white bed sheets. Now a leading online homeware brand, Laura Thomas Co sells high quality cotton and pure linen bedding, duvet sets and stylish homewares including hand-poured scented candles that are 100 percent natural using soy wax…

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Head East!

The owners of a popular Falkirk hair salon decided to sell up and head east to begin a new adventure in East Lothian’s Dunbar. Graeme and Jackie Hamilton had been running Falkirk’s Couper & Co for over 22 years, the last 12 from their landmark building in the town’s Princes Street. With three grown-up daughters…

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