Profiles in Business: Garden Stirling Burnet

In this issue, we continue to introduce the people who make up Garden Stirling Burnet, one of East Lothian’s oldest law firms. With origins dating back to the early 1900s, GSB has been practising law and representing the people of East Lothian for generations. And today, with offices spread across the region, the team are…

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Renovation Budget Tips

Setting a budget is an essential part of any home renovation project. Good planning and working out your home renovation costs are imperative. Budgets are a beneficial decision-making tool that can help you avoid unexpected costs and under or over investing. In the second part of this feature, the team at Forever Spaces have more…

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The Clean Before Christmas

Morag Readman, owner of the East Lothian franchise of Bright & Beautiful shares her tips for sprucing up your home before the Christmas season. Pre-Christmas cleaning is all about getting ready for visitors and preparing to spend more time than usual at home. And this year, we’re looking forward, more than ever, to inviting guests…

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Dry Fusion Carpet Cleaning for Christmas

There’s more to cleaning a carpet than just a once over with the vacuum cleaner. Every so often you need to give then a deep clean, and with Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to call in the professionals. Our carpets have to cope with a lot – mud, food, pet hair and worse! Nothing that…

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Autumn Layers

Autumn is the time to burrow into your oversize fuzzy jumpers and wear the same pair of jeans Monday to Friday. Looking stylish through the cooler months means figuring out how to layer without looking like an overstuffed penguin. Here are our top tips: SWEATER VESTED: A knitted vest, short-sleeved jumper or cardie will be…

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A Day in the Life of… Clare Blatherwick Jeweller

With over twenty years in the jewellery business, Clare Blatherwick is one of the most experienced jewellery professionals in the country. In 2017, she founded Clare Blatherwick FGA DGA, a business designed to offer her clients an alternative to the high street for all of their jewellery needs. Clare has selected pieces of jewellery for…

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Visit Echo Beach Someday

For a new generation of creators and consumers alike, the pandemic was a chance to break away and begin again. And one such COVID entrepreneur is Susan Cameron, founder of Echo Beach Designs. The year 2020 began badly for Susan Cameron – having come to the end of her fixed-contract as a project manager at…

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My Actions are the Ground Upon Which I Stand

Bernie Rowen-Ross reminds us of the importance of our actions and how easy it is to spread kindness to those around us.   Oh what joy, the autumn colours are showing off their best palette! As I watch the leaves falling it reminds me of our own impermanence, our own time on the planet. The…

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Slow Down Sweetheart There is No Need to Rush

As columnist Bernadette Petrie struggles with her own mental health, she reminds herself and us to slow down – take each day as it comes – step-by-step. One day my son hopped into the car beside me and said; “Mum, I can’t wait until I’m taller than you”. He was about half an inch away.…

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