There can’t be many places where you can witness ice cream competitions, chainsaw sculpting, prime livestock exhibitions and demonstrations of various handcrafts all under one banner. Meet The Royal Highland Show, now in its 177th year. Continue Reading
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) draws back the curtain on its 70th anniversary, celebrating the diversity of film and innovation of film makers.
Discover the history of the EIFF and our top picks from this year’s festival line up.
In a staggering break with tradition, the dress code for the Royal Enclosure at Ascot has actually lightened up a bit this year. Jumpsuits are permitted. I’m still reeling slightly with the shock of it. Yes, you can now wear a jumpsuit in the most prestigious enclosure at Ascot, rubbing shoulders with the Queen… Continue Reading
Whether he is your designated spider catcher, DIY doer, Sunday-breakfast maker or taxi service (and quite possibly he is all of these and more besides), the third Sunday in June is marked in the calendar as the day we should all celebrate our dads. Continue Reading
Don’t forget to treat your dad this month! There’s still plenty time to order online and have your item delivered in time for Father’s Day.
Whether your budget is £20 or £295, see our distinctly stylish ideas that are sure to impress – from Harris Tweed toiletry bags to iPhone Amplifiers. Continue Reading
It is not only the sheep that will be flocking in Dumfries and Galloway this weekend, because it’s Spring Fling!
Grab your sunglasses and maybe some wellies – the forecast is promising but you can never be too sure here – and head up to the largest rural visual art and craft fair in the UK for your chance to meet just shy of 100 designers, makers and artists, in their studios or out and about. Continue Reading
Just a few of the reasons you should be thinking about getting married in Scotland…
Here are some of our favourite venues, helping you channel your inner Claire Fraser, Laird, Hipster, Knight, Bohemian Princess or whatever else you secretly (or not so secretly) dream of being.
It’s super accessible with roadtimes of an hour or less from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews and Perth…
Myres Castle is available for weddings April-October and able to accommodate up to 160 thanks to their Barnquee (the perfect marriage of Barn and Marquee for your own perfect wedding reception). Continue Reading
A Craft and Design perspective for Fashion Revolution Week #WhoMadeMyClothes
Micro-breweries, mini gin distilleries in people’s living rooms and garden sheds, independent coffee shops, delis, specialist bakeries, and boutique chocolate shops…These are just a few of the businesses appearing in the food sector, redefining provenance as they take the world by storm with stories of places, of ethically sourced ingredients, of handcrafted yummibles and of people behind the counters (and sometimes in front of them) who have a genuine passion for their wares and know the journey of their coffee beans or cocoa or grain from plant to plate.
Why am I talking about food, you might be wondering? Put simply, everybody eats. Food is vital, and immediately relatable. But the phenomenon we have experienced in the food and drinks industries over recent years, the revolution in small companies who excel at what they do, who pride themselves on the quality and knowledge of their work, is also increasingly true across retail. The human cost of production in unsafe facilities, with under-paid and over-worked workers is abhorrent, and many are rejecting companies that lack transparency in their production lines for those who can guarantee the ethical background of their products. Continue Reading