It’s a Family Thing

The Brand Family at East Fortune Farm have opened a farm shop, Brand’s Larder, selling home-grown and reared produce alongside goods from other local producers. This fantastic store located on the Brand Family’s farm stocks much of their own produce from freshly-laid eggs to home reared pork and lamb, as well as a variety of fruit…

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The C Word

Laura Thomas Co’s Kate Armstrong asks is it too early to mention the C word? If you’re like us, at Laura Thomas Co, you’ll already be thinking about the busiest season of the year. But, I can hear many of you groaning – who actually wants to think about Christmas in August? Well, before you…

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Artistic August

August in North Berwick is all about art and culture and NØRDEN is the place to get your piece. With a curated selection of talented local artists, you’re bound to find affordable, original artwork you’ll want to give pride of place to in your home. 1. Tom Pidgeon | the iconic one 2. Rachel Seago…

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Q&A… George Birrell

Scottish Contemporary artist George Birrell was born and brought up in the west end of Glasgow. George trained at the Glasgow School of Art from 1967 to 1971 and, after graduating, went on to teach art and design in Scottish schools for the next decade, before turning to paint full time in 1980. George became…

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Lord of the Strings

The creation of high-quality violins, violas and cellos is a slow, patient, calming craft that has largely remained unchanged since the 1800s. And it is an art being performed right here, in East Lothian. Customers are often surprised when Colin Adamson answers the door to his workshop. There are stereotypes associated with those engaged with…

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Loving this Coastal Life

Mind, Body & Soul Columnist, Bernie Petrie tells us to pay attention to how we feel in our daily footsteps as they really do reveal our future. The wind is blowing and the sunshine, despite the shutters, has made its way on to my eyelids, I wake, assuming it to be 11 in the morning and…

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Move Beyond Wishful Thinking

“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking, nor outright purchase.” – Joseph Pilates The human body is a highly complex thing. We make many demands on it on a daily basis, but often pay little attention to how well we are moving and maintaining our bodies. While our bodies naturally age over time…

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