Summer Suitcase Edit

When it comes to packing for our summer holiday, some of us love it and some of us loathe it. Either way, there’s definitely an art to it, which many of us sadly do not possess. We either over-pack to the point of no return (cue the kitchen sink) or manage to forget the basics,…

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The Perfect Summer Cup

On hot sunny days, there’s nothing Brits love more than to sit in the garden sipping a summer cocktail festooned with fruit and sprigs of mint. This year there is a local contender for the perfect summer cup – Gullane Ripple. Created by the makers of Gullane Glögg, it is a refreshing blend of raspberries,…

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Feeling Calm on Canning Street

The newest of Edinburgh’s well-being spaces, Calm on Canning Street, opened in April, by yoga practitioner Katy Lomas. More than just a ‘functional’ yoga studio, Calm on Canning Street offers a place where people can relax and connect after yoga. The timetable includes; Hot Yoga, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Mum and Baby and Pregnancy…

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Finding your Inner Zen

Kim Williams went along to discover the specialists’ secrets of detox, healthy eating, beauty and inner calm at East Lothian’s first health and well-being festival at Archerfield Walled Garden   As a nation, we have well and truly embraced the concept of ‘wellness’. We have wellness hotels, wellness retreats – and now wellness festivals. When…

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Your Gremlins Don’t Live in Nature

Mind, Body & Soul Columnist, Bernie Petrie tells how spending time in nature is the best medicine… One thing I discovered when I began living by the sea, is that I always felt better after time out in nature. It was living here that encouraged me to take up running and sea swimming, and both…

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Fidra Fine Art Relocates to Gullane

After six years trading from their home in North Berwick, Fidra Fine Art is relocating the gallery to Gullane’s Main Street. Until recently, Alan Rae’s front two rooms of his North Berwick home had been adorned with beautifully hung works of traditional and contemporary Scottish art. Six years ago, Alan opened Fidra Fine Art, trading from…

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It’s Show Time

Scotland’s freshest festival is back! Extending to ten days for the first time, the festival will run from Friday 3rd until Sunday 12th August and is jam-packed with music, comedy, literature, film, politics and seaside shenanigans to suit all ages and tastes, no matter how quirky. The first weekend at this year’s Fringe by the…

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F is for Father’s Day

Mother’s Day may get the lion’s share of the glory, but dad needs love too. Here are our top picks for the perfect Father’s Day gift from Gullane’s Old Smiddy… Father’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday 17th June – put it in your diary) and dads around the country are standing in front of mirrors,…

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