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Former Accountant Unlocks Key to Success as Gifted Cabinetmaker

Bespoke design and hand-crafting business, Ogilvies of Haddington, has announced a new collaboration with the prestigious interior designers, Jeffreys Interiors, providing woodwork and restoration services to its client base. A love of hand-crafting beautiful items from natural wood, working with unusual materials and a desire to own his own business, inspired 44-year old former accountant Ewan…

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Cherish the Pop-Up

As the growing trend for pop-ups continues, Cherish is the latest to pop up in Gullane. Back in 2004, pop-up shops were being touted as a quirky new retail trend. Yet more than a decade later, pop-up retail is still taking the UK by storm, with temporary shops now proving a staple in many of…

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Perfect for Foodies

Scotland’s Food & Drink County have collaborated with Fenton Barns Farm Shop, making them the exclusive stockist of the Scotland Food & Drink County Hamper, which contains 12 East Lothian products. Branded as ‘Limited Edition’, the aim is to encourage ‘East Lothianers’ to support local this Christmas. Crucially, in order to sell the hampers, Fenton…

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Making your own Traditions…

Bernie Petrie tells us to make our own traditions this Christmas. Several years ago a dear school friend and I were talking about Christmas. I was feeling a bit at a loss about what Christmas should be for me and my young family. She said something that has stuck with me for years. “You have…

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12.3 Billion Reasons to Stay Healthy!

12.3 billion pounds is the cost to the UK economy annually for back pain alone, and up to 50% of the population suffer from chronic pain. Nicky Kirk, Doctor of Chiropractic, explains the reasons why it is so important to stay healthy. Ten years ago I visited North Berwick, like many, for a day trip.…

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