Sil the Spanish Rescue

Found at two months old wandering in the woods in Spain, a small, thin puppy was rescued along with his two sisters. Now with a loving family in East Lothian, Sil has been given a second chance. Things looked good for Sil when he found a home with Laura and Phil. It was, however, just…

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At the Heart of the Community

All too easily taken for granted, our county’s village halls are at the heart of rural life and are a lifeline for local communities. And, Gullane’s village hall is no different – it is a resource to be treasured. For over 60 years, the village hall has been at the heart of life in Gullane,…

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Stories in Stone – Greywalls

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. Greywalls in Gullane is known today as a rather grand hotel, but inside it still feels more like an Edwardian family home. What makes the house so special though is its connection with the leading designers of the period. The…

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Makers Market

Makers, artists and designers from across the country brought their wares to exhibit at the first New Lanark’s Makers Market where they showcased and sold their products in one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. From wands to handmade soap, from candles, paintings and accessories to delicious local foods there was something for everyone…

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Why Acupuncture?

Experiencing the benefits of acupuncture for herself over twenty years ago was enough to make Jo Thomson look into becoming an acupuncturist. “That first treatment was a real epiphany for me. I walked into the treatment room an overworked, stressed, exhausted City banker and walked out feeling not completely better, but much closer to being…

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Keeping your Smile Healthy

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. And, of course, taking care of your smile starts with daily brushing and flossing and regular dentist checkups. Regular dental visits do more than keep your smile attractive – they also tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or…

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Bathing Bliss

According to researchers, a warm bath can have a greater effect on mood than physical exercise. Yes, taking a good soak in a hot bath has so many benefits for our mind, body and skin. And at Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, they’ve taken the simple act of bathing to a whole new level. Poet and novelist…

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Lothian Life

Earth matters and Bernie Rowen-Ross urges us to slow down and think more deeply about the simple things in life – such as the trees around us. We have had a beautiful spring in terms of flowering bulbs and we will have all seen the gorgeous yellow fields of flowers of the rape seed. And…

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